SmackDown wrestler Super Crazy (real name Francisco Pantoja Islas) reportedly quit the company at a show this past week.
It came out of nowhere, and he is said to be unhappy with his status in the company. He’s been been promised pushes a number of times, but they have never materialized.
Senior Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis didn’t take the news too well. Laurinaitis told Islas, “Do you know how many wrestlers in Mexico want to be here.”
Islas was telling friends that despite his low-level position with the company, he was happy with the pay, but unhappy with his job.
Should WWE release Islas, he is eligible to collect three months of pay without working due to the non-compete clause, but he’s willing to waive it because he simply wants to wrestle to the best of his ability. If he waives the non-compete clause, he is still not able to go to TNA for 90 days, but that’s probably not his goal anyway.
In an update to this story, his profile has been removed from the SmackDown section on WWE.com.
WWE.com released the following statement a short while ago:
Super Crazy released
Written: November 5, 2008
World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of SmackDown Superstar Super Crazy as of Nov. 5, 2008. WWE wishes Super Crazy the best in all future endeavors.