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WWE releases Steve Lombardi, AKA Brooklyn Brawler

The May cuts continue with one of the longest-tenured employees in the company.

According to Mike Johnson at, WWE has parted ways with Steve Lombardi, perhaps most famously known as longtime enhancement talent Brooklyn Brawler.

Johnson reports that Lombardi was quietly released by the company last week amid a flurry of other cuts, ending the producer and agent's 30 remarkable years with WWE. From

Although he continued to make sporadic appearances over the years on WWE TV (usually at events broadcast from NYC, where he was always a cult favorite), Lombardi had been a far more valuable asset to the company behind the scenes, where he worked his way up to overseeing and producing promos. Lombardi was the person that every talent, upon trying out, had to cut promos for and his praise or criticism would factor greatly into whether the talent would get a bigger look from the company.

Lombardi donned many personas during his time as a wrestler, including the baseball-themed MVP and Kim Chee, the handler of "The Ugandan Giant" Kamala, but his greatest success came as the Brooklyn Brawler. For a brief time, he was a member of the Heenan Family during Bobby Heenan's feud with the Red Rooster.

He began working for a road agent in the late 1990s and has remained a producer and full-time, hands-on employee of the company ever since, as Johnson outlined above.

Any number of wrestling companies would be wise to reach out to Lombardi and lean on his decades of television, wrestling and production expertise.

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