Three shocking WWE Superstars who may be released

In the follow-up to my article, Could WWE's lower-card roster's unhappiness result in earlier-than-expected releases?, I dissected the situation involving some of the WWE roster's unhappiness about being misused in recent months as well as being overshadowed by the likes of John Cena, Randy Orton, CM Punk, Sheamus, etc.

As I explained in that article, the original plan for the WWE was to cut the dead weight from its bloated roster after the Presidential elections in November, however mutiny among the WWE locker room may make the WWE change its mind about when its annual housecleaning takes place.

When WWE's yearly roster cuts do take place, expect the majority of these affected wrestlers to be either WWE Superstars regulars like JTG, Trent Barreta, Ezekiel Jackson, Mason Ryan, Alex Riley, Drew McIntyre, Johnny Curtis, and Tamina Snuka, among others.

But as always, there are some shocking names such as Mickie James, Shelton Benjamin, and MVP in 2010 and John Morrison, Melina, Chavo Guerrero, and Vladimir Kozlov in 2011 who got the short end of the stick.

Sometimes its backstage politics or requesting a release, but there are several surprises on the list of "future endeavored" Superstars.

And so, expect these five Superstars who may end up in TNA or Ring of Honor in the very near future when all is said and done.




Cody Rhodes has the ability to be a future World Heavyweight Champion but backstage politics surrounding his failed wellness test has really prevented his rise to main event stardom.

While Rhodes is one of those Superstars who is very good in the mic and get plenty of heat from the WWE Universe, Rhodes' status as one of the WWE's top heels may be in jeopardy with the likes of Damien Sandow, Jinder Mahal, and Antonio Cesaro pushing Rhodes to the limit.

Since the Money in the Bank PPV, Rhodes has been relegated to appearing on WWE Superstars as well as jobbing to the likes of Sheamus and Sin Cara.

Despite being the son of the "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, Rhodes is a Superstar who can be let go. Don't believe that being an offspring of a WWE Superstar will spare you from the unemployment line? Just ask Chavo Guerrero, Manu, Sim Snuka, David Hart Smith, and Slam Master J; all children of former wrestlers.




Oh, how the All-American American as fallen since losing the World Heavyweight Championship at the Fatal 4 Way PPV back in June 2010.

It seems that Swagger found himself on thin ice as he began to fell out of favor by WWE Officials during that time. Things began to turn around for Swagger by the Spring of 2011 as he was by Michael Cole's side during Cole's match against Jerry Lawler at WrestleMania 27.

Later that year, Swagger struck a partnership with Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero, even managing to win the United States Championship.

But it seems that the WWE Management is more interested in the Ziggler-Guerrero partnership, rendering Swagger an afterthought.




The Glamazon is no doubt one of the most talented Divas in the WWE as well as one of the longest reigning Divas champions in WWE history.

Since dropping the belt to Nikki Bella on an episode of Monday Night RAW last Spring, Phoenix (like many of the WWE Divas) found herself appearing on WWE Superstars as well as losing to the likes of Layla and Kaitlyn.

Rumor has it that like Mickie James before her, Phoenix has been having issues with her weight (which may explain why Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres are above the Divas food chain). There was also the Twitter incident with Chelsea Handler which may have played a huge factor in Phoenix's push as well.

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