Last week, WWE fans were met with disappointment as the company announced a new round of talent releases. This latest wave saw several notable stars let go, including Xyon QuinnJinder MahalVon Wagner and then, Cameron Grimes. Grimes has now opened up about his release from WWE.

During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, Cameron Grimes shared that a high-ranking WWE executive told him he had job security, only for him to be let go days later.

Literally the last time I was at TV, I had a pretty high executive tell me — because, you know, I was worried. Starting this stock market gimmick, it made me see businesses in a different light, you know what I mean? Following these companies and playing with stocks, I would see things in a different light. So I knew that I haven’t worked in over a year and I’m making a decent salary. So I knew that if someone was to look at the books, I’m going to be the first person that’s going to be cut. If you’re looking at it strictly as money-wise. But if you’re looking at it as like, ‘Ok, well if this is a talent that can do something for us.’ You know what I mean, they’re going to keep me.

So I was told by a high executive last week on Friday that I would always have a job here. I would never have to worry about losing my job here, after expressing my concerns like that to him.


And then five days later, they called me and told that I do lose the job. So I don’t know.

Grimes often made light of his job insecurity with his colleagues. He would joke with the locker room that he’d be the next person to leave WWE. With the upcoming WWE Draft, he even jested that he’d be transferred to Thursdays, when TNA Impact airs, suggesting that he’d be drafted to another wrestling promotion entirely.

Grimes had a successful run in NXT but experienced a lack of direction after joining the main roster. He mentioned that WWE officials often told him that they didn’t have a clear idea of his role at the time, detailing his creative frustrations.

I was just always told that they just didn’t really have an idea for me at the moment. I pitched a bunch of different ideas. I pitched a bunch of different character ideas, because I had a feeling that the money thing just wasn’t going to work up there. They had already kind of tried it with [Baron] Corbin before I had got up there with the JBL thing. I feel like that was very much because of the success that I had with the character of Cameron Grimes in NXT. I think that’s why they kind of went with that storyline…

Over the past few months I had been going to writers and stuff and saying like, ‘Hey, I just want to work. At the end of the day, I just want to work. I just want to work.’ And I would hear that that would make me kind of sound bitter. I don’t understand that process. I don’t understand how I came off as being kind of bitter. I guess every week when you’re asking to work, I guess it starts to start annoying people, you know? I mean, I guess I could see that.

WWE’s internal reaction to Cameron Grimes’ release was revealed as well. The future holds uncertainty regarding Cameron Grimes’ next steps, so we’ll have to see what’s next in store for him.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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