A total of 12 talents have been let go by the WWE on Friday due to budget reasons.
Fandango, real name Curtis Hussey, has announced his departure from the WWE through a tweet on Friday afternoon.
He had been with the company since 2006 under a developmental deal. After joining the main roster, he defeated Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 29. However, his real claim to fame came as part of the Breezango tag team alongside Tyler Breeze. The popular duo would go on to win the NXT Tag Team Championships last year.
— Fandango (@WWEFandango) June 25, 2021
A tag team partner of Fandango’s throughout the years, Tyler Breeze, was also released. He was signed back in 2010 where he made his debut for the company’s developmental territory FCW. He made his NXT debut in 2012 before making the jump to the senior roster in 2015.
Sunil Singh and Samir Singh, who formed The Bollywood Boyz have both been released by the company. On the main roster, they were on 205 Live as well as SmackDown. They tweeted out the following regarding their departures from the WWE:
All the bumps, torn ACL’s, dislocated shoulders, it’s all been worth if for the last 5 years. And how ironic, we finished our last match with a shoulder hanging out of socket
It’s fitting we got fired while showing up for wrestling training – we love what we do, with a passion
— Bollywood Boyz (@BollywoodBoyz) June 25, 2021
In addition, Killian Dain was also released by the company. Dain, who has been with the company since 2016, started off on NXT before making the jump to SmackDown in 2018 as part of SAnitY. He would then go back to NXT in 2019. Dain is married to current WWE star Nikki Cross. He posted the following on Twitter:
Chip is back on my shoulder.
All future enquiries:
— Damo (@DamoMackle) June 25, 2021
On the women’s side, Marina Shafir has also been released. She has been with the company since 2018 where she made her debut at WWE Evolution in October of that year.
Another tag team was given their release as Chase Parker and Matt Martel of Ever-Rise have been let go. They were signed by WWE in 2019 where they remained on NXT.
Ariya Daivari and Tony Nese have both been let go by the company. Daivari has been with the WWE since 2016 and mostly on 205 Live. Nese joined back in 2016 where he was also mostly on 2015 Live.
Arturo Ruas, who has been signed with WWE since 2015 was let go. He had a brief stint on Raw Underground last year.
Curt Stallion was also part of the cuts.
The full list of released stars:
– Tyler Breeze
– Sunil Singh
– Samir Singh
– Killian Dain
– Marina Shafir
– Chase Parker
– Matt Martel
– Ariya Daivari
– Tony Nese
– Arturo Ruas
– Curt Stallion