WWE releases 2021: WWE cuts former champions Tyler Breeze, Fandango and more

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WWE releases Superstars for the second mass exodus in June 2021

WWE has announced a fresh list of Superstars who have been released by the company last night.

The list includes Fandango, Killian Dian, Tyler Breeze, August Grey, Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese, The Bollywood Boyz (Sunil Singh, Samir Singh), Marina Shafir, Arturo Ruas, Curt Stallion and Ever-Rise (Scott Parker and Shane Matthews).

WWE has been in the headlines since last year for releasing some of the big names despite their performances in the ring. In the first week of June, the releases of Lana, Murphy, Ruby Riott, Santana Garrett and Aleister Black and Braun Strowman were confirmed.

This came as a shock move considering Black and Strowman were highly rated in the wrestling world.

Strowman is now waiting a 90-day no compete clause alongside Aleister Black and will be looking to return to the ring as soon as possible. He was reportedly earning $1 million a year in WWE.

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Strowman is the hottest free agent in the wrestling business right now

WWE’s decision is to maximise profits after suffering budget cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans are going to return to the arenas from the July 16th episode of WWE SmackDown. McMahon will hope to increase his ticket sales, considering a stiff competition from Tony Khan’s AEW.

Who are the released WWE Superstars?

August Grey

Prior to his WWE debut, his name was Anthony Greene and impressed fans with his wrestling ability and skill. He also worked with independent promotions including Chaotic Wrestling, Beyond Wrestling, Northeast Wrestling, World Xtreme Wrestling.

Grey’s appearances were mostly on 205 Live and later NXT. His final outing came in a pre-recorded match which will most likely be his last.

Tyler Breeze

Tyler Breeze is one of the most influential wrestlers in NXT history, with an aura like no other. His portrayal of a narcissistic “pretty boy” obsessed with himself clicking selfies, garnered a lot of attention. Alongside Fandango, he formed The Fashion Police and Breezango. The duo won the WWE NXT Tag Team Championship together in their time.


Fandango racked up one of the biggest wins in his career at WrestleMania 29 beating Chris Jericho. Since then, his career path hasn’t been so smooth. He formed a tag team partnership with Tyler Breeze, which eventually faded away.

Triple H with Breezango on NXT
Triple H congratulates Breezango on their win (WWE)

He will be hoping to get back inside the ring with various promotions waiting for his signature in the near future.

Ariya Daivari

Daivari has been one of the longest serving wrestlers in the Cruiserweight division. He made his debut at the Cruiserweight Classic in 2016. Since then, he has been in various feuds, but did not do much to continue his career in WWE.

Tony Nese

Nese was one of the highly rated wrestlers after his arrival in WWE. He arrived and won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship and was praised for his in-ring athleticism. His dominance on 205 Live, almost culminated in a title match with Buddy Murphy at WrestleMania.

Despite his release, Nese is surely one of the most wanted wrestlers for rivals AEW and IMPACT Wrestling. The former TNA wrestler will be waiting for the right opportunity to get back and make amends to his WWE career.

Ever-Rise (Scott Parker and Shane Matthews)

Ever-Rise was slowly building up on NXT as a tag team even engaging in a feud with Hit Row. However, after their YouTube show release, it seems that the former Team 3.0 is looking for work again.

The Bollywood Brothers (Sunil Singh and Samir Singh)

The duo started off as the support cast to former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal. The two were an important part of the feud with Randy Orton. The WWE Universe was impressed with the dynamics of the pair and it gave them a platform to perform.

However, slowly their stock lowered and were moved to 205 Live. They were unable to have an impact on the brand and as a result will look elsewhere to continue their journey.

Killian Dain

The former Sanity member is the third wrestler to get a release from WWE. He leaves his wife, Nikki Cross as the sole member with the company. Dain has last been with Drake Maverick on NXT and has not featured much since.

He will hope to follow his former leader Eric Young, who returned to IMPACT Wrestling or check other offers before getting back into the ring.

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