As first reported by PWInsider, WWE has released MMA Four Horsewomen member Marina Shafir as part of the company budget cuts.
Shafir’s release leaves Shayna Baszler as the only Horsewomen left on the active roster. Jessamyn Duke was part of the last group of releases and Ronda Rousey is currently at home expecting her first baby and there’s no word whether she plans to return to pro wrestling.
Another name released today is Tyler Breeze. Breeze was signed by the company in 2010 and he ended up being one of the most popular characters in NXT a few years ago before he was moved up to the main roster. He had been teaming with Fandango, who was also released, over the last few years in NXT.
Breeze posted this on Instagram:
“Friend Appreciation Post. Can’t say enough good things about this man. Austin is not only one of my best friends but also a damn great human. One of the first people I met and wrestled when I was hired by WWE. We quickly became very close and essentially grew up together in WWE. Been through a ton of times good and bad together but always come out the other side better. The amount of time and effort he has put in to not only build @upupdwndwn into the huge success it is, but to also form a close knit group of hard working individuals who pump out content daily. He has helped numerous people either get a job or keep a job and has been a shining light and irreplaceable cog in the wheel. Opening up multiple opportunities for not only himself but being so adamant in opening up doors for his circle as well. Not many people would do that and it’s something that he should be celebrated for. I know I owe a ton to him and so do several others. Never asking for acknowledgment or praise but just continuing to work hard and see where his limits are, which it doesn’t seem like he has any. All of this and not even mentioning that he’s a father, a husband and working on his PHD. He is the epitome of having no excuses and creating the life you want to live. Austin I love you and thank you For everything as well as being my friend. There is no one else I’d rather annoy and make angry”
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