Remember Ezekiel Jackson? He's the big burly wrestler WWE credits as the final ECW champion in history who did some running with The Corre on SmackDown. He was never the best worker but had the look Vince McMahon loves and was always good to be a body when necessary.
If only he could have stayed healthy.
He couldn't. In fact, he's been under contract for the past couple years and wrestled only a couple matches during that time. The perpetually injured Jackson has suffered through surgery after surgery, all keeping him on the shelf while his contract ticked down to its close.
As it turns out, that contract ended last night (April 6, 2014) and WWE chose not to renew it.
From his Instagram (sic):
"In July 2008 I made my #smackdown television debut with "Thee Brian Kendrick"... much love to TBK for seeking me out and choosing me. I was fulfilling a dream I had as an 8 yr old kid who saw and fell in love with professional wrestling for the first time through my neighbors window in #Guyana South America... On April 6th 2014 my contract expired so #WrestleMania 30 was #bittersweet. I thank God for all the blessings he's bestowed upon me in the last 7 years. In my time in the #wwe I became the last #ECW Champion and a one time Intercontinental Champion... I've also traveled the world given the opportunity to do what I love. Encountering some of the most passionate and reliable fans in the world... I am deeply appreciative to Vincent McMahon and the #WWE for allowing a snotty nose lickle bai from Victory Valley Linden Guyana to live out my childhood dream on the highest level. #Godspeed to the company and all of my friends and colleagues. #beblessed Extremely excited for the next chapter in my life. I'm looking forward to this new season.... I'm still 290 pounds and #healthy. I can be reached for bookings, sponsorship and signings through my manager at: Rjsmanandco@gmail.com #Godbless"
Anyone going to miss him? Actually, was there anyone hoping he would come back someday?