It was first reported by Dave Meltzer that WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis texted all of the wrestlers still under contract with the company to inform them they were being released yesterday.
The text read as follows, courtesy of PWinsider.com:
“Due to Budget cuts the following talent were released today. Braun Strowman, Lana, Buddy Murphy, Santana Garrett, Ruby Riott, and Aleister Black. – John Laurinaitis.”