WWE released several people following Nick Khan pushing for that to go down during a meeting this afternoon. That led to eight firings so far today.

As of this writing, Tyler Breeze, Fandango, Ever Rise, Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese, August Grey, and writer Kenice Mobley were all cut from their contracts. Those cuts will be hard to take and each one of those people will undoubtedly be an asset elsewhere.

Following his release, Tony Nese sent out a heartfelt thank you to WWE. He also commented on how underappreciated 205 Live truly was.

Thank you everyone! I don’t care about how unwatched and underappreciated 205 was. I busted my ass every single time I stepped foot in the ring doing whatever was asked of me with no questions asked. I can’t wait to be that type of employee for someone else.


205 Live is still greatly ignored as a brand, tucked away on Peacock after SmackDown each week. Tony Nese still has plenty of gas in the tank and he could end up elsewhere as soon as his non-compete clause is over. Stay tuned on that one.

What’s your take on WWE releasing so many people today? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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