News On Kalisto And Wesley Blake's WWE Releases

Wesley Blake and Kalisto were two wrestlers that found themselves on the outs with WWE on April 15.

Neither of the longtime performers had been used much, if at all since the spring of 2020. However, Fightful Select learned about some pitches that came through WWE creative in regards to them.

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There were pitches from WWE creative to reunite Wesley Blake with Buddy Murphy following the release of Steve Maclin (Cutler) that obviously didn't end up panning out. Throughout 2020, Blake and Maclin both worked with WWE creative to come up with additional ideas to get them back on TV.

Kalisto gained significant praise for getting in better shape while he was off. Many we spoke to within WWE said that in 2019 he'd openly discussed the possibility of free agency, and his deal would have been up in the summer of 2020. However, WWE re-signed him to a new deal around January 2020, and later that year he'd expressed his desire to be a singles star.

Both Kalisto and Blake will be free agents on July 15.

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