WWE has announced today that they have released six Superstars:
- Braun Strowman
- Aleister Black
- Ruby Riott
- Santana Garrett
The release of Braun Strowman and Aleister Black are particularly puzzling — Strowman has been a WWE mainstay for years, wrestled Shane McMahon in a marquee match at WrestleMania 37 and competed for the WWE Championship just last month at WrestleMania Backlash. Meanwhile, Aleister Black had been cultivating a new “Dark Father” gimmick through weeks of vignettes, and appeared to kick off a new feud with Big E on SmackDown a couple of weeks ago.
Black himself seemed surprised by the news, saying on Twitter that the news “was a complete left field”.
Im gathering my thoughts as this was a complete left field for me as obviously we just started the dark father character but this was it, thank you so much WWE universe for allowing me to create and give you small bits of myself.
— Devil's Blood (@WWEAleister) June 2, 2021
Lana had been in a tag team with Naomi in recent months, but is most well known as the manager for her real-life husband Rusev, now known as Miro in AEW. With Miro beginning to take off in All Elite Wrestling, the former Ravishing Russian might be a perfect fit.
We wish everyone released today the best of luck in their future endeavors. We will update this story as more information becomes available.
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