World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has released a number of wrestlers, including Aliyah, Emma, Mustafa Ali, Riddick Moss, Rick Boogs, Dolph Ziggler, Shelton Benjamin, Top Dolla, and Elias.
Several WWE wrestlers were reportedly let go from their contracts on Thursday following the company's merger with UFC into TKO Group Holdings last week.
Aliyah has been with WWE since 2015, but she has been out of action for over a year due to an injury.
As of today I am no longer apart of WWE.— ALIYAH 3:17 (@WWE_Aliyah) September 21, 2023
She was cleared to wrestle a while ago, but she was never brought back to TV.
Emma returned to WWE in October 2022, but she was barely used on screen.
Oops nevermind. I just got released…— Tenille Dashwood (@EmmaWWE) September 21, 2023
I am no longer with WWE. https://t.co/ZdwPhdKMk7
Mustafa Ali has been one of the most vocal wrestlers about his unhappiness with WWE.
No longer*. Sorry for the confusion.— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) September 21, 2023
He has been asking for his release for months, and he finally got it.
The other wrestlers who have been released were not being used on WWE TV.
What's next for these wrestlers?
These wrestlers are now free agents, and they can sign with any wrestling company they want.
They may choose to return to the independent circuit, or they may sign with another major wrestling company, such as AEW.