WWE Superstars Who May Be Leaving the WWE in 2014


With news that WWE’s stock had plummeted after renewing its TV deal with NBC Universal (which includes USA and SyFy), it may be time for the WWE to cut ties with some of their main roster talent. The reason why the WWE hasn’t released very many main roster talent since 2011 was due to Triple H’s “don’t fire anybody” policy which he feels that releasing talent is “bad for business;” instead he just let contracts expire as a result.

However with WWE’s stock, Triple H may need to rethink his “don’t fire anybody” policy by firing main roster talent who haven’t been seen on TV in months to wrestlers that have failed to live up to expections.

And so without further delay, here are the WWE Superstars who may be leaving the WWE between now and December 31, 2014.

Brodus Clay, Curt Hawkins, David Otunga, Evan Bourne, JTG, Justin Gabriel, Yoshi Tatsu, and Zack Ryder

These aforementioned wrestlers haven’t been seen on TV for quite some time now, as shows such as WWE Superstars and WWE Main Event have increasingly been featuring mainly upper mid-carders (as well as an occasional main eventer but never John Cena nor Randy Orton) and Divas as of late in an effort to help boost WWE Network subscriptions. Releasing them will help get rid of the dead weight as well as open a few spots for promising NXT such as Bo Dallas, Sami Zayn, and Adrian Neville.

Vickie Guerrero and Teddy Long

It seems as if though Triple H is not a fan of the General Manager role on RAW and SmackDown as he and Stephanie McMahon have replaced Vickie Guerrero, Teddy Long, and Brad Maddox as the guys making the matches in recent months.

Although I expect Maddox to have a future in the WWE as a wrestler, the same cannot be said for Long and Guerrero.

Cody Rhodes and Goldust

Two people of whom I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see leaving the WWE in the very near future are Goldust and Cody Rhodes. Despite being involved in one of the most interesting storylines last fall, their promising push has halted due to their father Dusty Rhodes’ lingering backstage heat with WWE Management

With guys like The Shield, The Wyatt Family, Bad News Barrett, The Usos, Cesaro, and Rusev getting substantial pushes as of late, expect the Rhodes Brothers to be expendable as a result.

The Miz

Ah, The Miz. In 2011, he main evented WrestleMania XXVII when he defeated John Cena to retain the WWE Championship thanks to a distraction from The Rock, setting up Cena vs. Rock for WrestleMania XXVIII. Today, he’s rarely used on TV nowadays and has even been replaced by highly touted announcer Byron Saxton.

With his latest film The Marine IV coming up soon, expect Mr. Awesome to leave the WWE very soon, perhaps for a career as an actor. After all, The Rock would become one of the top Hollywood actors right now.

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  • Rachel Miller

    Who do you see leaving the WWE this year?

  • 混沌

    Goldust probably will though I can’t see Cody just yet. Miz could depend on how Marine 4 does. I could see most of the others though. Oh except JTG he’s the most powerful man in wrestling (well I assume)

    • ejorbit

      JTG is the newest “higher power.”

  • HBKing CDubb

    Brodus Clay, Curt Hawkins, David Otunga, Evan Bourne, JTG, Justin Gabriel, Yoshi Tatsu, and Zack Ryder as MAIN ROSTER TALENTS??? HAHAHA Since when? I’m surprised those guys are still around. The Miz and Cody are the only ones who will be missed. Goldust had a good second run but should retire. They don’t need Teddy and Vickie is lucky they’ve kept her around as long as they have.

  • Dan K

    Perhaps they should not re-sign Rey Mysterio. Mark Henry should probably go soon too. When was the last time Booker T did anything that was a worth a crap? Forget these payroll-slaughtering Legends contracts and just pay appearance fees to the guys you want to bring back for nostalgic reasons like Old School Raw or Wrestlemania, etc.

    • ejorbit

      The legends contracts are for more then just tv appearances. It’s for interviews (dvd and otherwise), event appearances, licensing rights (since WWE only started trademarking gimmicks recently), general brand control, etc.

  • Samuel Giam

    Actually Triple H hated the General Managers and their roles since 2004 when Paul Heyman “drafted” him to SmackDown ’cause John Cena “demanded” for a new feud. (Hint: he gave Heyman the capsule with Triple H’s name in it.)

    Since Triple H is the EVP of Talent along with his initial role of EVP of Live Events in WWE, he can eliminate the GM roles if he wants to as they are no longer needed due to the Brand Extension’s discontinuation.

    The ” ” means kayfabe as I already known that the WWE Drafts were scripted and fake.

  • Joe Smo

    Evan Bourne? lol screw that, hurry up & put him back on T.V

  • Rock n Roll Attitude

    The Rhodes Brothers, Hawkins & Ryder, Evan Bourne, & Gabriel I can see going to GFW. Vickie retired, Teddy will become a manager of the NEW NOD, Miz could go to GFW, and the rest ROH

  • Down Under Aussie (in Aus)

    If you think the miz is going to get fired then I have some baaaaaad news