I remember Rodney Mack, Bull Buchanan, Raven, Test, and others being released during angles or under dubious non-drug circumstances in the past.
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Originally posted by redsoxnation
Originally posted by JustinShapiro
Shelton being in the MitB has very little to do with him being released post-WM if he does, because people have been released during bigger angles than that.
But that's usually because of drugs, not because of apathy.
Still at the 8 year mark with the company, it is getting close to the point where maybe a change of scenery is best for all involved. Maybe he gets one more minor push post Mania, and if that doesn't catch fire, you move on. Only so many Mark Henry lifetime spots are available.
Charlie Haas is still under contract for the express purpose of not being in TNA. I don't see Shelton going anywhere.
Originally posted by BroncolancheWWE.com should really come up with a different phrase besides "future endeavors".
I always thought it was their way of saying "This person left on (semi-)good terms". Have they ever used it on someone who didnt leave on good terms? I dont remember.
Yes, a chance to get my "cred" back!
Originally posted by WWEWorld Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of Raw Superstar Mr. Kennedy (Ken Kennedy) as of today, May, 29 2009. WWE wishes Ken the best in all future endeavors.
There definitely was somebody in the last couple years whose release was conspicuous in the lack of well-wishing, and Kennedy would have been a strong candidate for that, but I don't remember who it was.
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Originally posted by hansen9jThere definitely was somebody in the last couple years whose release was conspicuous in the lack of well-wishing, and Kennedy would have been a strong candidate for that, but I don't remember who it was.
Shane McMahon :-)
Seriously, though, I scoured through this list (wwe.com) of news releases that dates back to Nov 06. Of note, perhaps, was that there were no announcements of Tazz or Foley parting ways. The only one I could find that was not future-endeavored or well-wished was Flair:
Originally posted by WWE (wwe.com)WWE and Hall of Famer Ric Flair have mutually agreed to contractually part ways. After an extraordinary career Ric has chosen to pursue opportunities outside of WWE.
Originally posted by BroncolancheUnless I'm mistaken, I don't think they wished Umaga the best after his release (before his untimely death).
Originally posted by http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/ Umaga released June 8, 2009 World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of SmackDown Superstar Umaga as of today, June 8, 2009. WWE wishes Umaga the best in all future endeavors.
That's not to say WWE doesn't edit its previous news stories.
Edit: I mean for consistency and such really. Not suggesting anything sinister or untoward.
I always thought of JBL as taking the tag team guy, transitioned to singles star, similar to Bret and Shawn. But that was still only about a 6-7 year period, and many felt he was pushed to the top WAY too soon.