Full List Of Over 80 WWE Releases So Far This Year

As previously reported, WWE released 8 talents this evening. WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis sent out an email stating that John Morrison, Tegan Nox, Hit Row (Top Dolla, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott & Ashante "Thee" Adonis), Drake Maverick, Shane Thorne and Jaxson Ryker were released.


WWE has released over 80 talents so far this year. Below is a list of the talents that have been released in 2021:


- Lars Sullivan
- Steve Cutler


- Andrade


On April 15th, WWE announced their first set of mass releases of 2021. Of those released, Samoa Joe was eventually rehired. That list of talents released included:

- Samoa Joe
- Peyton Royce
- Bo Dallas
- Mickie James
- Billie Kay
- Chelsea Green
- Kalisto
- Wesley Blake
- Tucker


On May 19th, WWE released several NXT talents and referees. A day later, it was revealed that The Velveteen Dream was also released. Below is a list of talents released in that batch:

- The Velveteen Dream
- Jessamyn Duke
- Vanessa Borne
- Skyler Story
- Ezra Judge
- Alexander Wolfe
- Kavita Devi
- Drake Wuertz (NXT referee)
- Jake Clemons (NXT referee)


At the end of May, it was revealed that Tom Phillips was released.

- Tom Phillips


June saw two waves of WWE releases. The first wave on June 2nd was mostly main roster performers:

- Braun Strowman
- Aleister Black
- Lana
- Ruby Riott
- Buddy Murphy
- Santana Garrett

WWE then released 14 talents on June 25th, most of who were being utilized on NXT:

- Tino Sabbatelli
- Killian Dain
- The Bollywood Boyz (Sunil Singh, Samir Singh)
- Marina Shafir
- Arturo Ruas
- Curt Stallion
- Fandango
- Tyler Breeze
- Ever-Rise (Chase Parker, Matt Martel)
- Tony Nese
- Ariya Daivari
- August Grey


- Bray Wyatt


At the beginning of August, Wrestling Inc. exclusively reported that Ric Flair was granted his WWE release.

- Ric Flair.

Days later, WWE released 13 NXT and developmental talents:

- Bronson Reed
- Bobby Fish
- Leon Ruff
- Tyler Rust
- Jake Atlas
- Mercedes Martinez
- Asher Hale
- Giant Zanjeer
- Zechariah Smith
- Kona Reeves
- Ari Sterling
- Stephon Smith (NXT referee)
- Desmond Troy


WWE announced their largest set of releases so far of 2021 on November 4th, with 18 talents being let go:

- Keith Lee
- Mia Yim
- Nia Jax
- Eva Marie
- Karrion Kross
- Scarlett Boudreaux
- Gran Metalik
- Lince Dorado
- "B-Fab" Briana Brandy
- Harry Smith
- Oney Lorcan
- Franky Monet
- Ember Moon
- Trey Baxter
- Jessi Kamea
- Jeet Rama
- Zayda Ramier
- Katrina Cortez


As noted, earlier tonight WWE announced the release of the following 8 talents.

- John Morrison
- Tegan Nox
- Top Dolla
- Isaiah "Swerve" Scott
- Ashante "Thee" Adonis
- Drake Maverick
- Shane Thorne
- Jaxson Ryker

As of this writing, WWE has released 83 talents so far this year. Of those released, only Samoa Joe has returned to the promotion.