Well for WWE the bloom is certainly well off since 'WrestleMania' is now well in the rear view mirror. Normally once the biggest event of the year is past WWE decides to trim there roster, well it's June and that time has come.
As of today in WWE they have come to terms with the release of the following wrestlers: JTG (one half of the former team "Cryme Tyme"), Brodus Clay, Curt Hawkins, Evan Bourne, Yoshi Tatsu, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Camacho and Theodore Long. Aksana, who was most known for her "marriage" to Goldust during season three of NXT to allow her to gain citizenship, was also released, along with referee Mark Harris. The news came down from WWE.com via there post here.
None of these releases really come as a surprise to the members of the WWE Universe and wrestling fans in general. Some of these guys were recently getting pushes, like Brodus Clay and Camacho in NXT and Mahal/McIntyre as 3MB feuded with Los Matadores as part of the midget melee between Hornswoggle and El Torito. Evan Bourne's career in WWE started out like gang-busters, but injuries slowed him in the last few years. Hopefully all of these talents will latch onto work through the independent circuit, the NWA and possibly even TNA, after there 90 day no-compete clause expires.
These roster cuts were expected as the launch of the WWE Network has reduced bonuses and residuals that many talents were seeing relating to the monthly pay-per-views becoming special events on the network. These may not be the only roster trimming that will occur this year, but when the next round happens, of course, remains to be seen.Tags: Aksana, Drew McIntyre, Goldust, NXT, Pay-Per-Views, WrestleMania, Wrestling, WWE, WWE Network