The wrestling world shows support for recently released WWE stars.
On September 21, 2023, Dolph Ziggler, Mustafa Ali, Shelton Benjamin, Elias, Emma, Riddick Moss, Top Dolla, and others were released by WWE.
Many wrestlers and top personalities took to social media throughout the day to show support to the released performers.
I was so immensely fortunate to start my time on the main roster next to @HEELZiggler. I learned so many lessons about this craft by watching and listening. One of the smoothest workers I’ve ever been in the ring with. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me, Zig Man.— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) September 21, 2023
I’ve never met this guy, and often he was booked like a total loser, but Dolph Ziggler is one of the best wrestlers on the planet when they let him be. https://t.co/PyU2fGfp4W— “Filthy” Tom Lawlor トム・ローラー (@FilthyTomLawlor) September 21, 2023
I’m a major @HEELZiggler guy.— Shawn Spears (@ShawnSpears) September 21, 2023
He’s the man.
Now, wrestle me.
My favorite wrestler: @HEELZiggler— Brian Myers (@Myers_Wrestling) September 21, 2023
-- @HEELZiggler The man.— Breeze (@MmmGorgeous) September 21, 2023
One time on Twitter (RIP) @HEELZiggler said I was one of his favorite comedians. He did not have to do that, he didn't really know me, but it gained me like 2,000 followers in 24 hours.— Dan Barry (@thedanbarry) September 21, 2023
Then he let me open for him on some comedy shows.
I hope for nothing but happiness for him.
yoooo @HEELZiggler ik u steal the show, and i’m the center of attention, and i’m also lookin for a tag partner --— brittnie brooks (@BrittnieBrooks) September 21, 2023
Hi @EmmaWWE -- --— SARAYA (@Saraya) September 21, 2023
I've had the pleasure of interviewing @AliWWE a couple of times over the past few years and they're definite career highlights. Supremely creative, driven and talented man with so much untapped potential. If this is the end in #WWE like it seems, hopefully he can shine elsewhere. https://t.co/rPI5bvUM3r— Alistair McGeorge (@AlistairMcG) September 21, 2023
Is the world even ready for you to have creative freedom? Looking forward to seeing all you do.— Alex Zayne - アレックス・ゼイン (@AlexZayneSauce) September 21, 2023
mustafa ali once gave me a sick shoutout on social media that helped get eyes on me and often used his platform to spotlight indie talent.— xX_kiddbandit_Xx (@kiddbanditpro) September 21, 2023
this mf cares. i hope nothing but the best for him.
When I did WWE extra work, I got to thank Mustafa Ali in person for sharing my work and help open doors for me.— VAUGHN (@VaughnVertigo) September 21, 2023
I don’t think talent in that position sometimes understand the gravity something as little as that can do for somebody on the indies.
Him taking 10 minutes out of his…
Thank you, Shelton Benjamin, for being an inspiration for so many young black wrestlers. You're my idol and a --.— ALEX KANE Mr. 34 (@Alex_kane11) September 21, 2023
I hate today— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) September 21, 2023
Nemeth— The Realest Swerve Strickland (@swerveconfident) September 21, 2023
forever greatness … the whole universe acknowledges you usooo…. CONTINUE TO BE GREAT LIKE I KNOW YOU WILL HELLOOOO— ZILLA FATU (@Zillafatu) September 21, 2023
@TheMarkHenry and @bullyray5150 are over…. Man.— ecIII (@therealec3) September 21, 2023
Thanks for the interview @BustedOpenRadio
I’m sure they are talking about a few of my future challengers in 90 days now.@IAmEliasWWE -- #overMAN https://t.co/T0EfRwz7jN
Our thoughts are with ALL the WWE Employees and Talents that have been released.------@bullyray5150 & @TheMarkHenry react to the breaking news of the roster cuts, including @IAmEliasWWE.— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) September 21, 2023
FULL Reaction on the #bustedopen247 Podcast:https://t.co/tuDzn1CW3x pic.twitter.com/JVgolCTOYI
Fans can see the updated release of Thursday's WWE talent cuts by clicking here.