Curt Hawkins: WWE release was 'expected'; a relief

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When Curt Hawkins was released by WWE just one week ago, a day now being referred to as "Black Thursday" for the mass exodus of contracted talents, it was both expected and a relief. Or at least that's what he's saying now that he's back on the independent scene and living a more normalized life.

From his interview on the Shining Wizards podcast:

"It was expected to an extent. Really I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. They weren't using me and I was just living this life of sitting and waiting around and not able to commit to things in my real life. Like if I wanted to go a wedding, I never know if they (WWE) are going to come calling. It was kind of annoying, to be honest with you. And anyone that knows me knows that I'm just crazy about wrestling, and I've had my pulse on the Indy scene and it's something I've been dying to dive into and now I finally can."

Like The Hurricane, Gregory Helms, stated, life doesn't begin and end with WWE and, in fact, a wrestler can have a successful career working exclusively on the independent scene.

In Hawkins case, this may have been the best thing that could have happened to him because, let's face it, he wasn't going to be headlining WrestleMania. Might as well give him the freedom he, like anyone else, deserves to make the living he wants to make.

Right?

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