Here we go again. One of the biggest wrestling stories over the last year and a half has been the rapid fire releases from WWE. The company has released dozens and dozens of wrestlers in that time and it has become a scary time for wrestlers wondering about their future. We are at it again this week, as all kinds of wrestlers have been released from the company.

According to Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, WWE has released another 18 wrestlers. The names include a mixture of main roster wrestlers along with wrestlers from NXT, plus some who are currently absent from television. There is no word on if more releases will be coming. Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis has cited budget cuts as the reason for the releases. Here are the names released so far (in no order):

Frankie Monet
Ember Moon
Oney Lorcan
Jessi Kamea
Zayda Ramier
Trey Baxter
Katarina Cortez
Jeet Rama
Gran Metalik
Lince Dorado
Karrion Kross
Nia Jax
Keith Lee
Harry Smith
Mia Yim
Eva Marie

There is some great talent in there. Check out some of the bigger names in action:

Opinion: This is the WWE we live in, as this news comes a few hours after their conference call talking about how great their revenue has been. I really do not get a lot of these releases, as you would have to be a little bit out there to not get the appeal of several of these names. Now we get to the slightly happier time of wondering where these wrestlers will wind up, because there is going to be another buffet of stars for other companies to pick up.

Which of these surprises you the most? Who do you see going were? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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