Former WWE Superstar Questions His Passion for Pro Wrestling After WWE Release

Published 08/09/2021, 2:00 AM EDT


Anthony Henry, who goes by his in-ring name of Asher Hale was released by the WWE on this week’s Friday night edition. However, Hale was not alone he was accompanied by over a dozen superstars who were released along with him.

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Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter has reported that these releases are due to ‘budget cuts.’ WWE chairman Vince McMahon supposedly made these cuts keeping a big picture in mind. This entails a complete revamp of the whole philosophy behind WWE programming.

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Asher Hale says he’s thankful for his time in WWE

After his release, Hale took to Twitter with a thankful message to the WWE and especially Triple H for bringing the best out of him. He also attached what appear to be snippets from his journal, which he writes on his mobile phone.

Through these screenshots, Hale also confirmed he has the usual 30-day non-compete clause for NXT stars. He will be able to wrestle for some other promotion after it expires.

Asher Hale was a prominent fighter on 205 Live for WWE, where he put on some fantastic matches.

We can see that Asher knows that the company is willing to implement some major changes and he was not what the company needs right now.

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“I know there is nothing I could have done to make things turn out any different. There is a shift happening, within the company, and I no longer fit what they are looking for.”

“So, now I have 30 days to think about what I want to do. I can finish up my career and say ‘it was fun while it lasted,’ or I can come back reinvigorated and ready to show the world who and what I am about. I’ll definitely be back, I just don’t know if it will be a long-term deal or not. Let’s hope that I can find that passion again, and come out of this better than ever! See you all on the other side.” Asher wrote.

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It is great to see such positive words from a wrestler after his release, and we wish well for Asher Hale on his journey.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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