WWE Superstar Released: From Braun Strowman to Aleister Black, check other BIG names released in 2021

WWE News: From Braun Strowman to Aleister Black, check other BIG names released in 2021
WWE News: From Braun Strowman to Aleister Black, check other BIG names released in 2021

WWE Superstar Released: List of BIG names released in 2021- WWE has been accustomed to ‘budget cuts’ since the COVID-19 pandemic hit them hard in April 2020. Since last year they have released more than 150 employees, and 81 of those came this year, i.e., 2021.

WWE’s budget cuts have always been a hot topic since it came into existence in April 2020. Following the mass release of WWE, many rival promotions have been benefitted as they picked many of them. In this post, we have come up with a list of top superstars who were either released by WWE owing to budget cuts or refrained from signing a new contract once their existing contract got revoked. Let’s check out,

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WWE Superstar Released: From Braun Strowman to Aleister Black, check other BIG names released in 2021

  • Aleister Black
  • Andrade
  • Adam Cole (Parted ways once his contract got revoked)
  • Bobby Fish
  • Billie Kay
  • Braun Strowman
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Ember Moon
  • John Morrison
  • Kalisto
  • Karrion Kross
  • Keith lee
  • Lana
  • Mia Yim 
  • Mickie James
  • Nia Jax
  • Peyton Royce
  • Ruby Riott
  • Tegan Nox
  • Tony Nese
  • Velveteen Dream

Besides these 21 names, 60 more superstars faced the axe from WWE in 2021 in the name of ‘budget cuts.’

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WWE News: Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, and Bray Wyatt were the biggest surprise

Former Universal Champions Braun Strowman & Bray Wyatt, along with former NXT Champion Aleister Black, were among the most shocking release WWE made this year. They were on the top of their game and in the middle of a serious push. No one saw them getting released, but the ‘budget cut’ policy didn’t spare anyone.

WWE News: From Braun Strowman to Aleister Black, check other BIG names released in 2021
Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman

Nia Jax, Andrade, and Karrion Kross were also among the shocking names to face the axe. Kross was perhaps the most intimidating NXT Champion in history but wasn’t valued much when he moved to WWE Raw. Perhaps, lack of storylines along with the budget cut scenario, forced him out of WWE, despite shining like a superstar on NXT.