SHOCKING! WWE Releases Bronson Reed, Mercedes Martinez and Ten Other Superstars During SmackDown

Published 08/06/2021, 10:49 PM EDT


When will WWE stop? The company has just come to terms with a whopping dozen WWE Superstars, which includes several superstars from NXT, 205 Live, and even a referee.

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Vince McMahon’s company is getting rid of more and more superstars at an alarming rate which does not bode well with the fans of the pro-wrestling business.

This bizarre firing spree started last year when WWE released several stars on a random Wednesday. Since then, that day is referred to as ‘Black Wednesday’ in the wrestling community.

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Recently, WWE released Bray Wyatt aka The Fiend from his contract which was a bizarre move, to which every wrestling fan is looking for answers!.

WWE comes to terms with Twelve Superstars

According to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, WWE made a handful of NXT releases on Friday, August 6.

The list of the released individuals’ is -Bobby Fish, Bronson Reed, Jake Atlas, Ari Sterling, Kona Reeves, Leon Ruff, Stephon Smith, Tyler Rust, Zechariah Smith, Asher Hale, Giant Zanjeer, and Mercedes Martinez.

In which Stephon Smith was a WWE referee.

What is one thing common amongst them? Many of them were not able to even make their TV debut for the promotion and worked a few dark matches.

The oldest employed superstar by WWE was Kona Reeves, who was signed by the promotion back in 2014 but hadn’t wrestle a single match since February 2020 because of several injuries.

One of the original members of the RETRIBUTION faction, WWE signed Mercedes Martinez last year is also let go. She took part in the first two Mae Young Classics.

WWE came to terms with Leon Ruff who was the former NXT North American Champion and was scheduled to wrestle on August 6 WWE 205 Live.

One more shocking name on this list is Bronson Reed, who was also the former NXT North American Champion and wrestled a few dark matches before SmackDown.

Seeing Bronson on this list is shocking. After all, he was receiving a major push in NXT and was also rumored to make his main roster debut soon.

The WWE Universe is still wrapping their heads around the news

The fans around the globe are confused and shocked at the same time with these firings.

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We don’t know how many ‘budget cuts’ are more to come, but it surely doesn’t look like a pretty number.

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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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