WWE Cuts Eight Wrestlers, Including Drake Maverick, EC3, Karl Anderson

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WWE Cuts Eight Wrestlers, Including Drake Maverick, EC3, Karl Anderson

Drake Maverick

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When WWE announced earlier today that they’d be making some heavy cuts, it was inevitable that some current WWE talent would be wished well in their future endeavors. Well, we didn’t have to wait long. The company has announced five releases effective immediately with the following statement:

WWE has come to terms on the release of Drake Maverick (James Curtin), Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers), Karl Anderson (Chad Allegra), Luke Gallows (Drew Hankinson), Heath Slater (Heath Miller), Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz), EC3 (Michael Hutter) and Lio Rush (Lionel Green). We wish them all the best in their future endeavors

While EC3 and Curt Hawkins are the types of talent that would get cut in this type of layoff, it’s notable to see some of these names depart. Both Drake Maverick and Lio Rush were announced as participants in the NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament last week, and Lio was a regular part of recent NXT broadcasts. Meanwhile, the Good Brothers were recently involved in one of WrestleMania 36’s most notable matches, the Boneyard encounter between AJ Styles and The Undertaker

Needless to say, WrestleZone wishes everyone affected by these layoffs the best and hope these talented individuals can land on their feet in these uncertain times.

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