WWE released a few developmental wrestlers over the weekend including Fletcher Chase (Jason Garrison), Troy Jackman (Ian Richardson) and Aiden Frost (Jason Riggs).
Garrison was signed late last year following John Laurinaitis’ visit to Ohio Valley Wrestling. Under the name Fletcher Chase, Garrison played a “book smart” heel. His speaking skills were said to be more advanced than his in-ring work.
Richardson is a former football player who was never able to project a distinct personality in Florida Championship Wrestling.
In Riggs’ case, not too many wrestlers get second chances in developmental. He was released in the fall of 2006 but managed to get a second opportunity with the company following a successful tryout at FCW. Unfortunately, he came up short in reaching his dream again. As a result, he has announced his retirement from the industry. His MySpace page currently reads: “I officially retire from sports entertainment.”
In addition to the aforementioned three, sources say a few more cuts in developmental were made. Some names are circulating, but they have yet to be confirmed as accurate.