WWE Veteran Released from Performer’s Deal, Backstage Notes on Cuts

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The Brooklyn Brawler, Damien Sandow, King Barrett, Hornswoggle, El Torito, Alex Riley, Zeb Colter, Santino Marella and Cameron were not the only 9 talents released from WWE last week as Christian was also released from his contract.

Christian’s release did not have to do with his agreement to do The Edge and Christian Show and is more of a technicality of no longer having an active performer’s contract, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Christian hasn’t wrestled since his last concussion in March 2014 and WWE decided to stop using him due to his history of concussions. He remained under a performer’s contract until now but he is still affiliated with the company.

The Observer reports that several internal lists were going around last week and two names on the list were Ryback and Adam Rose. Rose had been serving a 60-day suspension due to his second violation of the WWE Wellness Policy until he was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery and felony tampering with a witness this week in Florida. WWE then announced he was suspended indefinitely but it’s possible he’s released soon as he was already on the bubble. Cameron, who was not on the list, ended up being released.

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