When a WWE Superstar leaves the company it isn’t the end for them in the business. Several Superstars have found their ways back to WWE. 2018 was no exception when it came to suffering a few tough losses to the roster too.
WWE released a few Superstars last year including a handful which they recently quietly let go. We have compiled a list of people who WWE wished best of luck to in their future endeavors in 2018.
Although not all of the releases might be on the list including lesser-known NXT names in the WWE Performance Center, we’ve done our best to include those who made an impact on television.
Rich Swann was released on Febuary 15th following allegations of domestic abuse and false imprisonment. Those charges were never pressed against Swann, but he did receive an indefinite suspension for it. In that time WWE released him, but Swann was able to start taking independent bookings immediately which he continues to do to this day. He has also appeared on Impact Wrestling and MLW.
Enzo Amore was released on January 23rd after accusations came out that he raped a woman in Phoenix. Those allegations never turned into any kind of case against Amore as his accuser was proven to be making it up. However, WWE still released Amore, but he still considers himself the champ.
Big Cass received his WWE release on June 19th days after he was defeated by Daniel Bryan in clean fashion. He started taking independent bookings as well, but he has recently suffered some health issues recently. We are really pulling for the big guy.
Abbey Laith better known as Kimber Lee was released from her WWE contract on March 8th 2018. She was hardly used in NXT following her stand out performance in the Mae Young Classic. She didn’t miss a beat though as she continued right where she left off as a big name on the indies.
James Ellsworth came back for a stint with WWE after being fired in November 2017. He was never signed back on for a full-time contract this time around so he only worked a few television dates. He was then officially let go again in July. However, this is still a notable mention on the list. He has since landed himself in a bit of trouble and he has been losing a lot of interest on the indie wrestling scene as well since those allegations against him were released.
Neville was finally given his WWE release on August 25th after a long stint of sitting at home. He is doing great now as top champion in Dragon Gate Pro Wrestling. Obviously, Neville made the right decision for himself by staying at home.
Nick Miller was a member of TM-61, but he received his WWE release after requesting it. The news broke just a few weeks ago. Miller and his wife had a child and Miller decided to stay home in Australia with his family. The door is still open for his WWE return.