On April 15, 2020, WWE released a handful of performers as part of company-wide cutbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The released names included Tay Conti, Lio Rush, Rusev (Miro in AEW), Kurt Angle, Deonna Purrazzo, Zack Ryder (Matt Cardona in IMPACT), Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers in IMPACT), Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, and many more.
One year later, many of the talent released have found new homes and have taken the time to reflect on WWE's decision.
Most fulfilling year of my life. https://t.co/JC2xRzMCg9— The Virtuosa (@DeonnaPurrazzo) April 15, 2021
Definitely. -- https://t.co/Ot20UmXn9L— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) April 15, 2021
Dark day for many. But we’re pulling through. https://t.co/XhEp9Tetv0— Lio Rush (@TheLionelGreen) April 15, 2021
What a great year for the bbbbbbooooys to get hotter ------— “The Big LG” Doc Gallows (@The_BigLG) April 15, 2021
You can view the full list of released names by clicking here.