It’s a bad day in WWE today. A bunch of talents were released from their contracts Friday, April 29th. It is unknown if the “global leader in sports and entertainment” will show more performers their way out of the door.

According to Fightful Select, WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis made the decision to release a number of performers from their NXT contracts. Here’s what the outlet reported.

John Laurinaitis made the cuts and cited budget cuts as the reason. The email internally read “Due to budgetary cuts, and with immediate effect as of today, 4/29/2022, we have come to the terms to release the following.”

WWE released Malcolm Bivens, Dakota KaiRaelyn DivineMila Malani, Sanjana GeorgePersia PirottaHarlandDexter Lumis and Paige Prinzivalli from their contracts Friday.

Those working behind the scenes on NXT 2.0 had no clue of incoming releases and had no option but to drop entire storylines and feuds. We’ll keep you updated on the situation as it develops.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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