Many people inside and outside WWE have given their immediate reaction to the growing list of releases WWE has announced today.
Among the names that were released were WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, Lio Rush, Drake Maverick, Sarah Logan, Erick Rowan and more. Below is a thread of wrestlers reacting to the news of their release and their friends' release.
I wanted 2 say thank you to the WWE for the time I spent there.I made many new friends and had the opportunity to work with so many talented people. To the Superstars, continue to entertain the WWE Universe as well as you possibly can. They’re the best fans in the world. #itstrue— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) April 15, 2020
awesome wrestlers lost their job today, in the midst of everything going on it may not mean a lot to you & that’s ok. But it means a lot to me. If you can, root for them, checkout their @PWTees page & @BookCameo— Nic Nemeth (@HEELZiggler) April 15, 2020
If u have a fav independent pro having a rough time, send their info
This is sad, man. --— Pretty Ricky (@KingRicochet) April 15, 2020
My heart goes out to people getting released today. So many talented folks. This sucks.— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) April 15, 2020
Last time I got fired I had a really funny tweet in response to it. Doesn’t really feel appropriate today. I will say this, a lot of very talented ppl lost their jobs today and out of this disaster the PRO WRESTLING community will rise stronger than ever! ----— Brian Myers (@TheCurtHawkins) April 15, 2020
There needs to be no smart arse comments on this matter.— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) April 15, 2020
A lot of my friends have lost their jobs. In a situation where they can’t just jump to another ship as we are all on the same boat.
I pray all of you find your feet in this disaster.
Much love to you all --
Heavy heart.— Devil's Blood (@WWEAleister) April 15, 2020
They say never meet your heroes. Fit is mine and he proved that statement wrong a million times over. https://t.co/SGc7kKCn7m— Killian/Damo (@KillianDain) April 15, 2020
--— Ms. WrestleMania (@MsCharlotteWWE) April 15, 2020
Meatwagon 4 life.— TUCKy (@tuckerwwe) April 15, 2020
Thanks for all the times we spent together iceman. Love you brother. https://t.co/4WdCf5i1Uc
------— Isaiah Swerve Scott (@swerveconfident) April 15, 2020
This isnt the end... pic.twitter.com/3g67tySZVt
Yuck— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) April 15, 2020
Love you Fit— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) April 15, 2020
To my brothers and sisters I’m sorry. Please remember. Life is change... it’s ever changing... A job can fill your bank account, but do what fills your soul! I love you. “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E. Frankl— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) April 15, 2020
Today sucks. To all my former co-workers, especially the ones losing their jobs right now, I love you all.— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) April 15, 2020
Thanks everyone for all the great messages. I truly believe that this is just temporary. There are many people in this world in far worse situations than I am, so please don’t worry about me too much. I’ll always be The Hurricane and I’m always just a tweet away. Love you all!— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) April 15, 2020
As someone who was removed from pro wrestling and pursuing a totally different walk of life for awhile, I can say that a lot of the people I know personally who are affected by their job loss are SO capable of doing amazing things in other realms. Not just wrestling.— @Lx$ (@fakekinkade) April 15, 2020
Today has been heartbreaking. -- I wish I knew the right things to say. So sad.— Kacy Catanzaro (@KacyCatanzaro) April 15, 2020
Today has broken my heart --— Ivar (@Ivar_WWE) April 15, 2020
What a weird, terrifying fucking day it is. I love you guys and I PROMISE YOU. Whatever we do next, we’re shaking the world.— Lio (@itsLioRush) April 15, 2020
Today sucks. --— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) April 15, 2020
My heart is breaking for everyone effected right now -- Stay strong stay positive.— Daria Berenato (@SonyaDevilleWWE) April 15, 2020
Thank you All, Rusev out!— Miro (@RusevBUL) April 15, 2020
You can find the list of confirmed releases at this link.