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WWE Making Massive Layoffs Today Including Kurt Angle, Rusev, Zack Ryder, Heath Slater & More (UPDATED)

Times are tough for everyone right now, and the WWE is no different. 

Vince McMahon held a conference call with all WWE employees earlier this afternoon to announce overall cutbacks and "leave of absences" for many staff members going forward, which will be impacting executives, board members, the talent roster, and additional employees as well. 

Among the names on the talent roster already released are...

-Kurt Angle

-Heath Slater

-Karl Anderson

-Luke Gallows

-Curt Hawkins

-Aiden English

-Eric Young

-Drake Maverick


-Sarah Logan

-Lio Rush

-Referee Mike Chioda (Been with WWE since 1989)

-Erick Rowan

-Primo Colon

-Epico Colon

-Mike Kanellis

-Maria Kanellis

-Zack Ryder

-No Way Jose


Producers released include...

-Pat Buck

-Shawn Daivari

-Dave Finlay 

-Shane Helms 

-Billy Kidman

-Mike Rotunda 

-Sarah Stock

-Lance Storm

Obviously, as you can see, a lot of really great and talented people are losing their jobs today. It's really fucking sad. 

Drake Maverick's immediate reaction video just broke my god damn heart...

I'll continue to update this blog as more names are released, if and when they are.

P.S. Sadness aside, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson got the greatest on-screen wrestling sendoffs of all time, though, right? Killed by The Undertaker at WrestleMania? Pretty fucking good.