The Latest On Palmer Cannon & WWE; Why He Quit

As reported on Thursday, SmackDown star Palmer Cannon gave notice to World Wrestling Entertainment yesterday that he would be quitting the company, effective immediately. Cannon did this during WWE's current tour of Europe at the moment.

According to reports, Cannon was said to have been the target of some "hazing" by several SmackDown veterans as of late. When the hazing came to the point where Cannon almost had a physical confrontation with John Bradshaw Layfield, he made the decision to give his notice to the company and fly himself home.

Cannon, who signed a developmental deal with WWE back in March of 2005, was originally trained by Killer Kowalski in New England and debuted on SmackDown as a representative of "The Network" as a heel role along with SmackDown GM Teddy Long not long ago. Cannon has continued to train and wrestle in WWE's Deep South Wrestling territory while playing his weekly role on SmackDown. It should be noted that as of today, WWE has yet to grant his official release from the company.

The Wrestling Observer is reporting today that WWE officials have been trying to keep Palmer Cannon from quitting the company. Despite the effort by WWE, Cannon has turned down all requests to reconsider his decision to give his notice and is still back at his home. We will be sure to pass along any new information when it becomes available.