Source: PWInsider Elite

As you may have expected, Damien Sandow's WWE release shocked many within the company last Friday when it was announced along with Hornswoggle, El Torito, Cameron, Alex Riley, King Barrett, Santino Marella and Zeb Colter.

WWE reportedly intimated to Sandow that he was not released because of anything he did, according to PWInsider, but because of timing as it was time for the company to freshen things up with the roster.

Speaking of Sandow, he had this exchange with WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi this week:

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