13 More WWE Wrestler Releases Confirmed

22 wrestlers were released from WWE on Thursday, encompassing Raw, SmackDown, and NXT.

Dana Brooke WWE 24/7 Title

WWE's talent cutting continued into Thursday night, with the promotion shedding several main and developmental talents after nine departures were confirmed earlier in the day, including Dolph Ziggler and Shelton Benjamin.

Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp confirmed that Mace, Mansoor, and Dana Brooke had been released by WWE. The latter duo's prominence as Maximum Male Models had faded following Maxxine Dupri's removal from the group earlier this year, while Dana, a former 24/7 Title division mainstay, had been a regular on NXT in recent months.

PWInsider added NXT's Dabba-Kato, Ikemen Jiro, and Yulisa Leon to the list, as well as Shanky. Dabba-Kato was the only one of this trio currently active on television. Shanky recently returned from a 14-month absence to challenge Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship at Superstar Spectacle in Hyderabad, India.


Meanwhile, five Performance Center talents confirmed their own WWE departures via social media:

- Quincy Elliott


- Bryson Montana

- Daniel McArthur


- Kevin Crotes

- Alexis Grey

- Brooklyn Barlow

While there is currently no word on individual release clause situations for yesterday's WWE releases, main roster stars are typically bound to a 90-day period and NXT wrestlers 30 days.

Whether or not WWE is finished with this round of wrestler cuts is unknown at this time.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.