Killian Dain’s WWE release came as a shock for many. Drake Maverick was left without a tag team partner, and now Dain is off to start his next chapter in life. He also believes that WWE didn’t plan on releasing him until just before the decision was made.
While speaking to the It’s My House podcast, Killian Dain revealed that he had just signed a new WWE contract extension prior to his release. He revealed that his contract ended at the same time as Alexander Wolfe’s did.
Wolfe’s contract expired and he went back to the U.K. Dain believes that he could have left with Wolfe, but WWE had no plans of letting him go. That is what leads him to believe his release was a last-minute decision.
“Because of all the releases in the last year, it didn’t come as a as a direct shock. I was more prepared to be released last year, when the major cuts happened. I even asked a writer last year. I asked the writer, because I wasn’t doing something at the time and I asked was I on any of these lists. And he said ‘you were on none of the lists, you weren’t even on any of the potential lists.’ So you know, that was obviously great to know. But this year, you know it’s changed a little bit, things have changed in the company for whatever reason, and a bunch of us who were just over that age bracket all seem to have been let go at the same time.”
“I just signed an extension. Not a lot of people know this, I just signed an extension so I could easily have been gone at the same time as Alexander Wolfe, because our deals expired on the same day. So I genuinely believe that this is something that was a last minute thing you know? Maybe within a week of us getting released that was probably when they made the decision because Fandango and I were just on on television. You know and we had just been in a feud ourselves. So maybe they knew a long time in advance and we’re not aware but I think for us that first couple of hours you feel pretty, pretty hard done by and all these kind of things. But realistically we also knew with all the releases that have happened that anybody is up for grabs. It could happen to anybody.”
We’ll have to see what happens next for Killian Dain. He is likely to get picked up by another company who can appreciate a big man with his skills. Odds are he will be seen again as soon as his non-compete clause is up. That doesn’t make his WWE release any less shocking.
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