Every WWE Star Released In 2021

1 year ago by Liam Winnard

Every WWE Star Released In 2021

We’re keeping track of every WWE star who was released during the year of 2021. This will be updated with every new release as they happen.


Lars Sullivan

Signed: 2013

Released: January 2021

Reason for release: Informed the company he was done with wrestling due to mental health struggles


Big Show

Signed: 2008

Released: February 2021

Reason for release: Contract expired, didn’t agree to a new one due to creative frustation & financial differences


Steve Cutler

Signed: 2014

Released: February 4, 2021

Reason for release: Had heat with Vince McMahon for disciplinary reasons related to a New Year’s Eve party and catching COVID-19


Andrade

Signed: November 19, 2015

Released: March 21, 2021

Reason for release: WWE granted his request to be released


Charly Caruso

Signed: 2016

Released: March 2021

Reason for release: Contract expired and she chose not to re-sign so she could join ESPN full-time


Billie Kay

Signed: April 2015

Released: April 15, 2021

Reason for release: “Cost cutting”


Mickie James

Signed: October 2016

Released: April 15, 2021

Reason for release: Had been vocal about wanting to wrestle more


Wesley Blake

Signed: June 2013

Released: April 15, 2021

Reason for release: “Cost cutting”


Tucker

Signed: 2013

Released: April 15, 2021

Reason for release: “Cost cutting”


Chelsea Green

Signed: 2013

Released: April 15, 2021

Reason for release: “Cost cutting”


Kalisto

Signed: May 2013

Released: April 15, 2021

Reason for release: “Cost cutting”


Samoa Joe

Signed: May 2015

Released: April 15, 2021

Reason for release: Wanted to wrestle but WWE wouldn’t medically clear him


Bo Dallas

Signed: 2008

Released: April 15, 2021

Reason for release: “Cost cutting”


Peyton Royce

Signed: April 2015

Released: April 15, 2021

Reason for release: “Cost cutting”


Mojo Rawley

Signed: August 2012

Released: April 15, 2021

Reason for release: “Cost cutting”


Daniel Bryan

Signed: 2010

Released: April 30, 2021

Reason for release: Contract expired and chose not to re-sign


Drake Wuertz

Signed: 2014

Released: May 19, 2021

Reason for release: Had nuclear heat backstage due to his controversial political views


Jake Clemons

Signed: October 2020

Released: May 19, 2021

Reason for release: “Budgetary reasons”


Alexander Wolfe

Signed: 2015

Released: May 19, 2021

Reason for release: “Budgetary reasons”, WWE informed him his contract expiring June 15 wouldn’t be renewed


Skyler Story

Signed: August 2020

Released: May 19, 2021

Reason for release: “Budgetary reasons”


Ezra Judge

Signed: August 2019

Released: May 19, 2021

Reason for release: “Budgetary reasons”


Jessamyn Duke

Signed: 2018

Released: May 19, 2021

Reason for release: “Budgetary reasons”


Vanessa Borne

Signed: 2016

Released: May 19, 2021

Reason for release: “Budgetary reasons”


Kavita Devi

Signed: 2017

Released: May 19, 2021

Reason for release: “Budgetary reasons”


Velveteen Dream

Signed: 2015

Released: May 20, 2021

Reason for release: Had significant backstage heat


Adnan Virk

Signed: April 2021

Released: May 26, 2021

Reason for release: The company made the decision to let him go after only a few weeks as Raw lead announcer


Tom Phillips

Signed: 2012

Released: May 27, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Braun Strowman

Signed: 2013

Released: June 2, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Aleister Black

Signed: June 2016

Released: June 2, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Lana

Signed: June 2013

Released: June 2, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Ruby Riott

Signed: December 2016

Released: June 2, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Santana Garrett

Signed: 2019

Released: June 2, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Murphy

Signed: March 17, 2013

Released: June 2, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Ariya Daivari

Signed: 2016

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Tony Nese

Signed: 2016

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Chase Parker

Signed: 2019

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Matt Martel

Signed: 2019

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Fandango

Signed: 2006

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


August Grey

Signed: 2020

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Tyler Breeze

Signed: 2010

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Samir Singh

Signed: 2016

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Sunil Singh

Signed: 2016

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Curt Stallion

Signed: 2020

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Arturo Ruas

Signed: 2015

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Marina Shafir

Signed: 2018

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Killian Dain

Signed: June 2016

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Tino Sabbatelli

Signed: 2020

Released: June 25, 2021

Reason for release: Cost cutting


Bray Wyatt

Signed: 2009

Released: July 31, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


JoJo Offerman

Signed: 2013

Released: Unknown – it was reported on August 2, 2021 that she had been released “six to eight months ago”

Reason for release: Unknown


Ric Flair

Signed: 2019

Released: August 2, 2021

Reason for release: Complained to Vince McMahon about daughter Charlotte’s booking


Bronson Reed

Signed: 2018

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Leon Ruff

Signed: October 2020

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Tyler Rust

Signed: 2020

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Mercedes Martinez

Signed: January 2020

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Bobby Fish

Signed: 2017

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Ari Sterling

Signed: January 2021

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Jake Atlas

Signed: October 23, 2019

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Kona Reeves

Signed: May 2014

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Zechariah Smith

Signed: January 2020

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Asher Hale

Signed: January 2021

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Giant Zanjeer

Signed: Unknown

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Stephon Smith

Signed: 2019

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Desmond Troy

Signed: 2018

Released: August 6, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly part of a potential revamp for NXT


Greg Hamilton

Signed: 2015

Released: October 26, 2021

Reason for release: Came two days after he threatened legal action against rapper Westside Gunn, but Hamilton called it a “mutual respect departure from a great company”


Scarlett

Signed: 2019

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Franky Monet

Signed: February 2021

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Ember Moon

Signed: September 2015

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Trey Baxter

Signed: February 2021

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Karrion Kross

Signed: 2020

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Oney Lorcan

Signed: September 2015

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


B-Fab

Signed: August 2019

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Jessi Kamea

Signed: 2017

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Zayda Ramier

Signed: January 2021

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Gran Metalik

Signed: June 2016

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”, had previously requested his release


Lince Dorado

Signed: July 2016

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”, had previously requested his release


Jeet Rama

Signed: June 2015

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Katrina Cortez

Signed: 2019

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Nia Jax

Signed: 2014

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”, her unvaccinated status reportedly played into the decision


Keith Lee

Signed: 2018

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Harry Smith

Signed: 2021

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Mia Yim

Signed: September 2018

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Eva Marie

Signed: 2020

Released: November 4, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


John Morrison

 

Signed: September 2019

Released: November 18, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Tegan Nox

Signed: April 2017

Released: November 18, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Shane Thorne

Signed: February 2016

Released: November 18, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Jaxson Ryker

Signed: May 2017

Released: November 18, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Drake Maverick

Signed: June 2020

Released: November 18, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Isaiah Scott

Signed: April 2019

Released: November 18, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Top Dolla

 

Signed: January 2020

Released: November 18, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Ashante Adonis

Signed: 2018

Released: November 18, 2021

Reason for release: “Budget cuts”


Jeff Hardy

Signed: 2017

Released: December 9, 2021

Reason for release: Reportedly refused WWE’s offer of rehab after being sent home from the road


Toni Storm

Signed: 2017

Released: 2018

Reason for release: Requested her release

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