Byline By – Balkrishna
WWE continued their spate of cutting talent as part of their budget cuts and major restructuring with another round of releases, this time letting go of top main roster stars including Braun Strowman, Lana, Ruby Roitt, Murphy, and NXT’s Santana Garrett. “WWE has come to terms on the releases of Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Murphy, Ruby Riott, and Santana Garrett. WWE wishes them the best in all of their future endeavors,” read a WWE Statement.
Strowman was part of the WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view in the Triple Threat with Drew McIntyre and WWE Champion Bobby Lashley in May and his release comes as a big shock. Joining the company in 2013, Strowman went on to become one-time Universal Champion, a one-time Intercontinental Champion, a two-time RAW Tag Team Champion, the 2019 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner, the Greatest Royal Rumble winner, and the 2018 Men’s Money In the Bank winner. He was one of the top faces who was heavily involved in WWE programming during the Pandemic in 2020 and the first half of 2021.
According to the latest reports from Fightful Select, Strowman’s release was due to his massive contract agreement of 2019 by virtue of which he reportedly earned more than $1 million a year
The Monster Among Men released a statement on Twitter early on Thursday morning, where he wrote: ‘What a chapter in life!!! #ThankYou’
Lana, who also signed with the company in 2013, wrestled in last Week’s RAW in a losing effort with her partner Naomi to Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose. Thanking her fans, Lana real name CJ Perry took to Twitter to acknowledge their support. “I will never forget the fans and the love they showed me. Whether it was a tank, power-suits, flags, CRUSH, Rusev, 900 partners, weddings, or tables: I tried to always entertain you, and you definitely elevated me. Thank you,” she wrote.