Now more than ever, the world needs a good dose of positivity. We here at Cageside Seats will do our small part to bring that positivity on a daily basis. Throughout the entirety of 2017, we’ll say something nice about wrestling and everything around it, past, present, and future.
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Quite regularly, WWE would release a wrestler for various reasons. Sometimes, WWE would release a bunch of them at once (Black Thursday from three years ago and Black Friday from last May are two notable examples). Basically, it’s an end that most people on the roster will face eventually.
Today’s subject: getting fired from WWE. Or, to put it more kindly, being wished the best in their future endeavors.
As we have seen in recent years, being handed your walking papers from the top wrestling company in the world isn’t a death sentence. Look all around the indies and internationally and you’ll see plenty of people doing quite well for themselves being away from the WWE spotlight.
Plus, being released from WWE has made for some pretty interesting shoots and drunken (and sober) rants.
And besides, being released from the company doesn’t mean you can’t come back.
Like these two guys. They were gone from the company for years. And they were welcomed back with open arms. At a Wrestlemania, no less.
And this guy. He was released on that Black Thursday three years ago. He’s now the WWE Champion.
And this lady here. She was released on Black Thursday in 2010 (April 22). On the strength of one performance at a Takeover, she got a full-time contract and was welcomed back with open arms.
See? Not a death sentence.
Your turn. Say something nice about getting that future endeavored notice from WWE.
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