After three year absence, WWE’s mass main roster cuts, dubbed “Spring Cleaning,” has finally happened as eleven Superstars and a referee have been “future endeavored” by the WWE today. This is somewhat of a surprise due to Triple H’s “don’t fire anybody” policy as he feels that main roster WWE releases are “bad for business.” However, WWE’s recent financial crisis as well as several NXT call-ups have apparently prompted WWE to rethink its “don’t fire anybody” policy.
And so, let’s dissect each Superstar who was released today (so far):
Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre’s releases were somewhat surprising as 3MB, while being mostly being used as jobbers, were actually very entertaining to watch. This could be interesting what happens to Heath Slater in the long run.
Teddy Long hasn’t been seen much ever since The Authority (led by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon) has been the ones making matches which may explain why Brad Maddox was “fired” while Vickie Guerrero has rarely appeared on TV as of late.
Aksana was one of those jobber Divas who hasn’t been utilized much ever since Alicia Fox was given a more prominent role as Paige’s archrival in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, the releases of Brodus Clay, Evan Bourne, JTG, Curt Hawkins, Yoshi Tatsu, and Camacho were hardly shocking since these aforementioned hardly ever appeared on TV in recent months. Referee Marc Harris was also released.
Will more WWE Superstars be released in the very near future? Only time will tell.