As I noted before, Teddy Long’s release came as a surprise since he’s been with the company since 1998. In Teddy’s case his contract had expired and they opted not to renew it.
The feeling on Yoshi Tatsu was that he was not getting better in the ring.
The reason for Brodus Clay’s release was because he fell out of favor with people in creative.
Curt Hawkins and Camacho were 2 of the biggest surprises among people in WWE since Camacho was very popular among the people that worked with him in NXT and was well spoken. Hawkins had several more years left on his deal.
There may be more releases coming, according to PWInsider.