The wrestlers who lost their jobs ranged from fan-favorites to decade-long veterans to former champions and even a few people who had recently signed new long-term contracts. DeSantis declares WWE an 'essential business' in Florida. Perhaps a Punk vs. RETRIBUTION feud was inevitable. Due to COVID-19 and current government mandated impacts on WWE and the media business generally, the Company went through an extensive evaluation of its operations over the past several weeks.". Hall of Famer Angle jumps out, although he hasn’t wrestled or had a storyline since WrestleMania 35. WWE also either fired or furloughed the following backstage producers: Copyright 2018 ComicBook.com. Brisco has been part of WWE for the past 36 years and started helping to develop talent for WWE back in 1984, but as he said on social media, he is okay with this, and will still help with talent if WWE ever needs him. WWE releases: Kurt Angle, Rusev, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson among superstar cuts | Sporting News Neither Rotunda nor Stock have commented on their releases as of yet, and WWE has not formally announced any releases, though according to Brisco he was personally told the news by Vince McMahon. 10 Release- JEFF HARDY. I will still be around to help talent. Rusev (Miroslav Barnyashev) Drake Maverick (James Curtin) Zack Ryder (Matthew Cardona) Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers) Karl Anderson (Chad Allegra) In addition, the WWE said it would temporarily reduce compensation for its executives and board members, cut back on talent-related costs and trim spending on day-to-day operations. Full list of WWE superstars released. Here are five WWE superstars who will be released in 2020, and five WWE won't let leave. Also Read l WWE releases 2020/ WWE wrestlers released: Cara reveals his new name after his WWE release: WWE Rumours. WWE firings: Producers. The company made the announced Wednesday that its restructuring plan would save about $4 million per month and improve its cash flow by $140 million. WWE announced on Wednesday that it would be releasing eight wrestlers in the wake of its cutbacks due to the coroanvirus pandemic. WWE has been taping shows from its training facility in Orlando with no fans in the stands. Despite coronavirus-related challenges, WWE said it “has substantial financial resources, both available cash and debt capacity” to weather the crisis. Hopefully, these cuts are coming to an end, and we wish everyone affected the best and hope they can get back on their feet quickly. Rumors indicate that Matt Hardy will leave WWE when his contract is up early in the year and that he might be heading to AEW where he can have more control over his Broken Universe.