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Aerosion
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#1 Posted on
It must be fall cleaning or something because they're dropping these wrestlers like flies.

Bad analogy, I know.

http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/WWErelease0815

World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of ECW Superstar Stevie Richards, Raw tag team Robbie & Rory ofThe Highlanders, and WWE referee Wes Adams as of Aug. 15, 2008. WWE wishes them the best in all their future endeavors.

I could have sworn the Highlanders were fired at least 3 times in the past 2 years, but Stevie? That hurts me. I was hoping he would be Adamle's replacement on ECW.

(edited by Aerosion on 15.8.08 0958)
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.88
    Originally posted by Aerosion

    World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of ECW Superstar Stevie Richards,



He was still employed?


    Raw tag team Robbie & Rory ofThe Highlanders,


That's what you get for losing to crime time. You're either the #1 contenders to the tag team titles... or you're fired. Makes you wonder why they bothered to keep rory on contract through his injury, then fire him as soon as he's healthy.


    and WWE referee Wes Adams as of Aug. 15, 2008. WWE wishes them the best in all their future endeavors.


Ouch, you must have pissed off someone to get fired from being a Ref.

(edited by Skarecrow on 15.8.08 1300)


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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    Makes you wonder why they bothered to keep rory on contract through his injury, then fire him as soon as he's healthy.


They were being nice? I think they've been healthy and were on HEAT back when it existed. It seemed like WWE was using them for one last job on Monday and I guess they were!



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.80
    Originally posted by thecubsfan

      Makes you wonder why they bothered to keep rory on contract through his injury, then fire him as soon as he's healthy.


    They were being nice? I think they've been healthy and were on HEAT back when it existed. It seemed like WWE was using them for one last job on Monday and I guess they were!


That's bad news for Dykstra.

Stevie had a nine year run. God bless that man.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.88
    Originally posted by thecubsfan

      Makes you wonder why they bothered to keep rory on contract through his injury, then fire him as soon as he's healthy.


    They were being nice? I think they've been healthy and were on HEAT back when it existed. It seemed like WWE was using them for one last job on Monday and I guess they were!


I thought they've fired a half dozen wrestlers while they were injured. I'm almost positive they did it with Test. Perhaps they've had a change of heart, but I doubt it. More likely Rory had a better contract than Test did I'm guessing...



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#6 Posted on
I'll miss Stevie, I always thought he never got enough of a push. The Highlanders won't be missed though.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.12
I hated Right To Censor Stevie back in the day, but I was a big Hardyz mark then. I didn't realize how good an annoying heel he was. He was a good lackey heel with Raven in ECW and I loved him with Victoria. I always hoped they would reunite again someday and wear the matching pink outfits. Guess I'll look up old ecw promos of his now.

Stevie was a fantastic annoying heel, I'll miss him.
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#8 Posted on
    Originally posted by Aerosion
    It must be fall cleaning or something because they're dropping these wrestlers like flies.

    Bad analogy, I know.

    http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/WWErelease0815

    World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of ECW Superstar Stevie Richards, Raw tag team Robbie & Rory ofThe Highlanders, and WWE referee Wes Adams as of Aug. 15, 2008. WWE wishes them the best in all their future endeavors.

    I could have sworn the Highlanders were fired at least 3 times in the past 2 years, but Stevie? That hurts me. I was hoping he would be Adamle's replacement on ECW.

    (edited by Aerosion on 15.8.08 0958)


Add Smackdown Diva "Cherry" to the list. WWE has updated it:

WWE releases several Superstars, referee Wes Adams
Written: August 15, 2008

World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of ECW Superstar Stevie Richards, Raw tag team Robbie & Rory of The Highlanders, SmackDown Diva Cherry, and WWE referee Wes Adams as of Aug. 15, 2008. WWE wishes them the best in all their future endeavors.




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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
Wow. I never thought they'd actually pull the trigger on firing Stevie. I guess you can only dodge a bullet for so long.

That's enough gun analogies for one post...



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.74
I think Stevie would make a good foil to Sweet N Sour as a mouthpiece leader or authority piece in ROH. I hope he chooses to go there instead of TNA.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.63
Colin is gone, too. Hardly seems fair.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
I assume Stevie is still fairly young, and would be a decent mid card guy for TNA. WWE never used him to his abilities, other than Right to Censor, and that had a limited shelf life. I never understood why they couldn't form a tag team with him, and any one of the other half dozen guys they were wasting. I mean, he is no more or less generic than Hawkins & Ryder.




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.11
Damn, right before Cherry was going to be in Summer Skin, too. Oh well.

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I think Colin, Cherry, and Stevie are surprise releases.

Colin was getting a bit of a push on ECW.

Cherry was getting a bit of a push on Smackdown as part of their new womens division. There's a real lack of babyface women right now, I believe. Why not fire Maryse instead?

Stevie has dodged being released for so long that it became a running joke, and I figured he was one of those guys that had a job for life. Oh well.



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#15 Posted on
Colin is GONE?

Shucks he spent all that time getting that ECW contract too!:P



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.19
Stevie Richards was in WWE since 1999. That's nine years of steady employment. I like him too and think he's really talented but that's one of the best runs out of the current roster.

Now we can wait for Val Venis to have his name show up.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
    Originally posted by Dexley's Midnight Jogger
    Stevie Richards was in WWE since 1999. That's nine years of steady employment. I like him too and think he's really talented but that's one of the best runs out of the current roster.

    Now we can wait for Val Venis to have his name show up.


Well, maybe not "best" runs. Maybe "longest runs" would be more appropriate. I like him too, especially after watching his ECW run on 24/7 the last few years. coincidently, he is now on Nitro, circa 1997, and they didn't do shit with him either.




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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Dexley's Midnight Jogger
    Stevie Richards was in WWE since 1999. That's nine years of steady employment.


Now, now...that is nine years of independent contracting.



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    Originally posted by Dexley's Midnight Jogger
    Stevie Richards was in WWE since 1999. That's nine years of steady employment. I like him too and think he's really talented but that's one of the best runs out of the current roster.

    Now we can wait for Val Venis to have his name show up.


WHY YOU. TAKE THAT BACK.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    Colin was getting a bit of a push on ECW.


where he lost every match! When you're losing a feud to Tommy Dreamer in 2008 WWE, you're probably already informally discussing the plans for your big return to CHIKARA.

Seeing as Colin was only supposed to be a job guy for one night, he did unbelievably well.


    Cherry was getting a bit of a push on Smackdown as part of their new womens division. There's a real lack of babyface women right now, I believe. Why not fire Maryse instead?


I'm going to guess it's because Maryse is hotter.



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