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‘Mini Brock Lesnar Had a Ton of Potential’: 3-Time WWE Champion Shoots on Vince McMahon After Recent WWE Releases

Published 05/03/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

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Vince McMahon is the WWE chairman. Thus, it is a secret to none that he has a major role to play in all of WWE’s decisions, including the WWE releases. In 2021, WWE released a huge number of individuals from their roster.

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Just a few days back, Vince McMahon and WWE again released some individuals from their NXT roster. Dexter Lumis, Dakota Kai, and Harland are some releases that surprised the fans.

Recently, Mick Foley took a shot at the WWE chairman as he gave some advice to these recently released individuals.


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During an episode of In The Kliq, Mick Foley asked the stars to keep their heads up and keep going.

Mick Foley said, “Mr. McMahon has a great track record of [laughs]. There are some people he let go, who go on to be bigger stars than they were with him.”

“I really enjoyed Dexter Lumis. I enjoyed the one guy who looked like a mini Brock Lesnar, had a ton of potential. Dakota Kai is a head-scratcher. I would just advise the talent to just keep going. There are other places to go,” he added.

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In recent years, several former WWE superstars have signed with AEW following their WWE releases or departures. And they have enjoyed success over there.

So, Mick Foley is actually motivating these recently released stars to keep going and find success in other pro wrestling promotions. This is definitely not the end of the world for them.

Who are some of these former WWE superstars who joined AEW after parting ways with Vince McMahon and WWE?


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AEW has emerged as a major competitor for Vince McMahon and WWE. Several pro wrestlers, who parted ways with WWE, joined AEW and enjoyed success.

Adam Cole, Andrade El Idolo, Keith Lee, and many others have appeared in AEW in recent years. Even some WWE legends like The Big Show and Jim Ross have also made their presence felt in AEW.


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It will be interesting to see who among these recent WWE releases will end up in AEW. And who knows if he/she can achieve superstardom and return to WWE in the future?

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Written by:

Shouvik Nath


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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.
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Paras Pande