Somehow it keeps going. Earlier this month, WWE shook things up by releasing/furloughing several dozen wrestlers and backstage workers from the company in the span of a few days. That is the kind of thing you don’t see happen very often and it was clear that the aftermath would be a factor for a long time to come. As it turns out, the situation is not even over yet as there is another name to add to the list.
There are some people who seem like lifers in WWE. No matter what happens, you just can’t imagine them ever actually leaving the promotion. That is a good place to be in and if you find a spot like that, you would be crazy to ever leave it. However, sometimes you are let go against your will and that might be the case with someone who had been part of the company for over thirty five years.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has also released Gerald Brisco as part of their recent roster purge. There is no specific reason given for why Brisco was released, though there have been rumors of age being a factor in some of the releases. Brisco is 73 years old and has been with the company since 1984. He is best known as one of Vince McMahon’s Stooges in the Attitude Era and won the 24/7 Title on July 22, 2019 before losing it later that night. WWE has not confirmed the release.
You might remember some of Brisco. Check out some of his more memorable moments:
Opinion: This is one of those names that is just kind of sad. Brisco has literally been around since before a lot of the current fans have been alive. You really can’t just let him retire in peace instead of releasing him like so many of the other people who were let go? Brisco didn’t earn a better exit than that? A lot of the releases made me sad but this one just made me say “Really?”.
What did you think of Brisco? Which release surprised you the most? Let us know in the comments below.
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