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Confirmed list of names released by WWE due to budget cuts related to coronavirus



More names will likely come out soon but the names below are the list of confirmed people who were released by WWE today. As noted, the releases came as a result of budget cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Several employees have been released and we have confirmed some but others have not been announced by WWE. Many employees will be furloughed. WWE has told wrestlers that once things get back up and running with packed arenas that the door is open to bringing people back.

Main roster wrestlers/on-air talent
Drake Maverick
Curt Hawkins
Karl Anderson
Luke Gallows
Heath Slater
Eric Young
Lio Rush
Erick Rowan
Sarah Logan
Referee Mike Chioda
Erick Rowan
Mike Kanellis
Maria Kanellis
Zack Ryder
No Way Jose
Cain Velasquez

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NXT/Performance Center
Deonna Purrazzo
Aleksandar Jaksic
MJ Jenkins
Nick Ogarelli
Taynara Conti
Dan Matha
Cezar Bononi
Mars Wang
Tino Sabbatelli
Mohamed Fahim
Marcos Gomes
Faisal Kurdi
Edgar Lopez
Hussain Aldagal
Yifeng (Rocky)
Kassius Ohno (may be furloughed)
Josiah Williams (on-air digital talent)
Ace Steel (coach)
Kendo Kashin (coach)
Serena Deeb (coach)

Producers/employees (note: most or all of the names below have been furloughed)
Kurt Angle (Producer, listed as released on
Aiden English (Announcer)
Lance Storm (Producer)
Shane Helms (Producer)
Sarah Stock (Coach)
Scott Armstrong (Producer)
Billy Kidman (Producer)
Dave "Fit" Finlay (Producer)
Pat Buck (Producer)
Shawn Daivari (Producer)
Mike Rotunda (Producer)
Andrea Listenberger (Writer)
Jerry Soto (Spanish-language announcer)
Joe Villa (Manager Publicity and Corporate Communications)
Kerwin Silfies (Director of Television)
Gerald Brisco (Talent Scout)