Several WWE superstars reportedly set to be released very soon

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The WWE roster is packed full of talent right now, with former WWE Champions and big names littered all the way throughout the current card.

With so many stars competing for such limited television time on Monday Night Raw and SmackDown, there are WWE superstars who have nothing to do apart from sitting in catering and hoping that their name is called for something.

When that happens, with a surplus of stars relative to what is needed, there are always going to be roster cuts. And a new cull could be happening very soon.


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According to a report from Wrestling Inc, the site has heard that several WWE stars could be released soon, potentially even today.

"We've heard lots of rumors about WWE releases being announced tomorrow afternoon," Marc Middleton stated.

"No names have been confirmed but the rumor is that one or two have been with the company for several years. We will be here all afternoon with updates."

With Wrestling Inc unsure of exactly who is being released, let's take a look at some of the bigger name candidates that could be let go:

Wade Barrett

A surefire WWE World Heavyweight Championship talent who never really got what he deserved, Barrett is apparently walking away from the WWE at the end of his contract to try his hand in another promotion or with acting. 

Barrett came to prominence as the leader of The Nexus and looked a star from day one. Unfortunately, John Cena ruined his hopes thanks to that infamous, and ridiculous, SummerSlam match.

Deserved better than what he got from WWE, Vince McMahon, and the creative team. 

Mark Henry

One of the longest-tenured stars still on the WWE roster, Mark Henry has been with the company since 1996. A one-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, ECW Champion, and European Champion, Henry has done it all in the WWE including the greatest retirement speech in history.

Henry is 44 now, and while there are older stars still on the roster, 'Sexual Chocolate' looks set to retire.


'The Big Guy' is still a staple on WWE television, with several matches for the United States Championship in recent months, but he could still be on his way.

The former Tough Enough contestant's contract comes to an end this summer and with the decision to make public how unfair he thinks the WWE's pay structure is, Ryback may have just dug his own grave and given Vince McMahon an easy decision to not bring him back, as punishment for the dissent.

Damien Sandow

This one would hurt a lot, crushing the majority of the IWC. Sandow is a very good wrestler and is one of the most entertaining people on the entire WWE roster. 

Unfortunately, the WWE just don't seem to care about him that much, despite how much the fans do. Sandow hasn't really done anything after parting ways with 'The Miz' after being his stunt double, tag teaming with Curtis Axel before that was cut short.

Sandow is still cheered massively by WWE fans all across the world. Despite that, the WWE just don't seem to see anything in him. 

Other lesser names that could find themselves looking for new employment this summer include David Otunga, Alex Riley, Cameron, Mojo Rawley and El Torito.

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