Kenny Dykstra apparently has been fired from his day job for repeatedly missing work recently to wrestle for WWE.
Pro Wrestling Sheet reported on Dykstra losing his job at the non-profit charity where he had been serving as a director, and wrote that Dykstra "was completely understanding" about being terminated.
Dykstra made his return to WWE television this fall as the promotion revived the Spirit Squad, with Dykstra and Mike Mondo donning the male cheerleader uniforms once more -- this time as lackeys to The Miz on Smackdown.
Since returning in October, Kenny and Mikey have had multiple matches on Smackdown, although wins have been few and far between. The duo also have taken their act to independent shows in the Northeast. However, unlike another part-timer used regularly on WWE TV as of late -- James Ellsworth -- the two Spirit Squad members have yet to be offered new full-time deals with WWE.
Dykstra actually made his WWE debut at the age of 16, as a druid for The Undertaker during a ring entrance at WrestleMania XX. A former tag champion for WWE, Dykstra and the Squad feuded with D-X in 2006, but Dykstra never panned out as a singles competitor for the promotion after the initial run of the cheerleading squad gimmick ran its course. He made sporadic appearances on the independent circuit following his release, including matches at the very first Dragon Gate USA show and the second EVOLVE event.
The original incarnation of the Spirit Squad also included Dolph Ziggler, along with Johnny Jeter and Nick Mitchell.