Check all the list of Recent WWE releases in 2021 including its Superstar wrestlers, Producers, Referees, Presenters and other employees.
Recent WWE Releases List
- Samoa Joe on April 15, 2021
- Billie Kay on April 15, 2021
- Peyton Royce on April 15, 2021
- Mickie James on April 15, 2021
- Chelsea Green on April 15, 2021
- Tucker on April 15, 2021
- Kalisto on April 15, 2021
- Bo Dallas on April 15, 2021
- Wesley Blake on April 15, 2021
- Mojo Rawley on April 15, 2021
- Andrade on March 21, 2021
- Big Show(Paul Wight) in January 2021
- Steve Culter in January 2021
- Lars Sullivan in January 2021
Although WWE has released many wresters, there are still many on their roster. You can check the complete WWE Roster here.
Samoa Joe suffered multiple concussions in late 2019 and early 2020. He was not getting cleared by WWE for an in-ring return and worked as a commentator till WrestleMania 37. The reports are that Samoa Joe wanted to return to work in the ring but WWE refused and he was ultimately released in April 2021. His last WWE match was on 10 February 2020 episode of RAW where he teamed up with Kevin Owens and the Viking Raiders in a defeat to Seth Rollins, Buddy Murphy & AOP.
Peyton Royce has gone on and off WWE TV in recent months after her tag team with Billie Kay was split in September 2020. She worked as a tag team partner for Lacey Evans at the start of this year but was left to hang once Evans’ pregnancy was announced and she went off TV. Royce’s last WWE match came on 22 March 2021 episode of RAW in a loss against WWE RAW Women’s Champion Asuka. WWE released Royce on 15 April 2021.
In storyline, Billie Kay was trying to join other WWE wrestlers tag teams/stable and even pitched to work on the commentary. Kay was recently part of a Tag Team Gauntlet match on night 1 of WrestleMania. WWE released Kay in April 2021 as part of budget cuts and for not having any concrete creative plans.
Mojo Rawley had a torrid time on WWE main roster and was never able to settle down. He had a couple of character reinvention but never got a serious push from WWE apart from some involvement with his off-screen friend Rob Gronkowski. Rawley was released in April 2021. His last match in WWE came in May 2020 where he lost to Shorty G.
Mickie James was left out of WWE Draft 2020 and was not seen on WWE TV ever since. Her last match came against WWE RAW Women’s Champion Asuka in September 2020- a title match which James lost. It was also reported that James suffered an injury during that match. James was released from WWE as part of budget cuts in April 2021.
Chelsea Green made her WWE main roster debut when she appeared on 13 November 2020 episode of SmackDown. She was part of Fatal 4-way Survivor Series qualifying match which also proved to her last one in WWE. Green got injured during that match and spent time in the sidelines. However, she was not used once she returned in March 2021 and was ultimately released in April 2021.
Tucker was moved to RAW in Draft 2020 and his tag team with Otis was split after he turned on Otis at Hell in a Cell 2020. Tucker was used sporadically since then as a jobber to many wrestlers. His last match in WWE was Andre the Giant Battle Royal on 9 April 2021 episode of SmackDown before he was released next week under the budget cuts.
Kalisto was split from Lucha House Party in WWE Draft 2020 after a rift between the stable. He was not used much ever since and only appeared in Battle Royals after that. His last match was the Andre The Giant Battle Royal on SmackDown 9 April 2021 before he was released from WWE in April 2021 budget cuts.
Bo Dallas was off WWE TV ever since Crown Jewel in November 2019. The former NXT Champion was not used on TV for much even before that and mainly worked on house shows. Bo Dallas was cut from WWE in April 2021 but was inactive as a wrestler for a long time.
Wesley Blake made his WWE main roster debut in April 2020 as part of the Forgotten Sons. He partnered Steve Cutler in the SmackDown Tag Team title match at Money in the Bank 2020 PPV. The team was taken off TV after some controversial comments from Jaxson Ryker came out. Blake and Cutler return as the Knights of the Lone Wolf in December 2020 but once again were removed from TV after Culter was released. Wesley Blake was also released by WWE in April 2021.
Andrade asked to be released from WWE in March 2021. He was off WWE TV from October 2020 onwards and there seem to have no plan for his future also from WWE Creative team. It was said that his name does not even come in the creative meetings. WWE granted the release to him a few days later. The release was announced during Fastlane 2021 show.
Big Show and WWE parted ways after his contract got over in January. A new contract was discussed but no agreement could be reached. Big Show was probably upset with his last appearance at RAW Legends Night episode where he was verbally threatened by Randy Orton. Big Show has now signed with AEW for in-ring as well as commentary work. His last match in WWE remains WWE title dark match against Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36.
WWE announced the release of Steve Cutler(from Forgotten Sons) from the company on 4 February 2021. He reportedly had heat from Vince McMahon after he contracted COVID-19 in January. Cutler was recently part of King Corbin’s “The Knights of the Lone Wolf” until he was tested positive for COVID-19, after which he was pulled from television.
Lars Sullivan was released from WWE in the month of January. The reports of his release came out only after some news websites approached WWE about the matter. Later, it was reported that Sullivan started no-showing on WWE TV Tapings in November. This led to all the plans related to him being scrapped and his eventual release.