WWE released nine wrestlers on April 15 including Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, Mickie James, Chelsea Green, and more.
Talent still with WWE and talent outside of WWE took to social media to react to the releases.
I'll never forget @SamoaJoe giving me the best pep talk before I went out and Debuted on 205 Live in Miami. Much love man--------— Just Different (@swerveconfident) April 15, 2021
You’re awesome, dude. Super lucky to have gotten to work with you. https://t.co/v2XS5DMDka— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) April 15, 2021
.@PeytonRoyceWWE - that one stings. One thing is for sure though - no matter where she and Billy Kay go, they will do crazy big things. They are two of the best in and out of the biz. Really sad loss for WWE, but someone else’s gain.— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) April 15, 2021
Heartbreaking day. The female locker room will not be the same without the beautiful, funny, outgoing, sweet, encouraging.... I can go on and on about @BillieKayWWE. Girl we will miss you terribly.— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) April 15, 2021
I love you so much. You’re such a beautiful woman inside and out am im so grateful to have gotten to know you. You’re going to soar no matter where you go and what you do. https://t.co/TJM2seJkoO— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) April 15, 2021
They really should of never gave me money.— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) April 15, 2021
Samoa Joe promo game alone could have taken that company into a new stratosphere. This is crazy.— Lio Rush (@TheLionelGreen) April 15, 2021
Releasing people on multi thousand dollar contracts to then hiring people on lower salaries is bonkers. Sometimes it’s not always about the money. You telling me there’s 30+ writers backstage and y’all can’t figure out what to do with any of these people?— Lio Rush (@TheLionelGreen) April 15, 2021
WWE 4:15 says I just fired your ass https://t.co/WeOSStkijB— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) April 15, 2021
I was literally making a post about how this past year has been a blessing in disguise as the news of these releases broke.— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) April 15, 2021
You will all be fine. Work your ass off. Create your own opportunities.
I love you @ImChelseaGreen. You are a fucking star.
How do you drop the ball on SAMOA JOE?!?!? How?! Injuries aside, what a mistake.— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) April 15, 2021
This is a bummer. I don’t think we’ve seen someone able to connect with the crowd with limited tv time the way we have with @BillieKayWWE. And @MickieJames is a bonafide Hall Of Famer. They’ll both bring so much to the table wherever they land. https://t.co/517qP6GuNp— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) April 15, 2021
You can view the full list of names released by clicking here.