As noted earlier this week, the belief among people in WWE is that more releases are coming.
Dave Meltzer wrote about this in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter so it appears that the talk of more releases coming has not quieted down. This would be good news for the wrestlers who want to move on elsewhere in the wrestling business.
Meltzer noted that the people who were granted their release on Sunday did not know it was coming ahead of time. So, it’s likely that wrestlers on the roster right now are unaware if they will have to continue to sit out the rest of their contract or if they will be getting that phone call. Mike Kanellis is one name who is probably hoping to get the call soon since he is one of the names who asked to be let go. If he’s not released, then he would have to wait out the rest of his contract. He signed a 5-year deal a few months ago.
Meltzer noted that although the belief is that more releases are coming, these things change rapidly. It is notable that all of the recent releases (except for ACH) have been for wrestlers 39 or older. If you go back further this year, Dustin Runnels is 50, Shawn Spears (Tye Dillinger) is 38, and KENTA (Hideo Itami) is 38.
As previously noted, Vince McMahon has been against releasing wrestlers but has been convinced to let some go…at least the ones he doesn’t think will make a big difference working elsewhere.