Earlier today, WWE released six wrestlers from the company. The releases included Aleister Black, Braun Strowman, Lana, Buddy Murphy, Ruby Riott and Santana Garrett. All but Riott have since responded to the news via Twitter, with all of them thanking some combination of the fans, company and fellow wrestlers.
Im gathering my thoughts as this was a complete left field for me as obviously we just started the dark father character but this was it, thank you so much WWE universe for allowing me to create and give you small bits of myself.
— Tommy End (@WWEAleister) June 2, 2021
So Today ends my 8 years with WWE! What a crazy ride! Highest of Highs, Lowest of Lows, but weather I had 3 minutes or 20 minutes I put all my effort into my performances! Nothing is harder when all you want to do is wrestle but you can’t! In my opinion I haven’t even hit my peak
— Buddy Murphy (@WWE_Murphy) June 2, 2021
What a chapter in life. Thank you!!!!!
— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) June 2, 2021
Thank you, @wwe ????
— SANTANA GARRETT (@SantanaGarrett_) June 2, 2021
I will never forget the fans, and the love they showed me. Whether it was a tank, power-suits, flags, CRUSH, Rusev, 900 partners, weddings or tables: I tried to always entertain you, and you definitely elevated me. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/n7W5i5KAMI
— CJ “Lana” Perry (@LanaWWE) June 2, 2021
Various other members of the wrestling community, including several current WWE stars, have weighed in on the releases as well.
Whoever is lucky enough to get Heidi Lovelace on their roster, you win.
— LIV Morgan (@YaOnlyLivvOnce) June 2, 2021
— RheaRipley_WWE (@RheaRipley_WWE) June 2, 2021
? terrible https://t.co/qhdrnGnRAE
— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) June 2, 2021
— ??????? ???? ? (@DakotaKai_WWE) June 2, 2021
What a horrible mismanagement of some really talented people. Sucks.
— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) June 2, 2021
Every one of those people will be fine.
Work hard. Be you. Be successful. Be your own boss. HAVE FUN!
— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) June 2, 2021
Dori got all the dog Moms roses on Mother’s Day, sent me flowers when my grandma passed away, organized locker room birthday parties, sent a gift to Chelsea from all of us when she got hurt, made Jess a video to tell her we miss her AND is one of the greatest wrestlers out there.
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) June 2, 2021
There are some talented people on the free agent market. Check out who is available: