Days after Wrestlemania 37, the WWE announced it has released nine of its wrestlers.
“WWE has come to terms on the release of Billie Kay, Mickie James, Chelsea Green, Tucker, Kalisto and Wesley Blake as of today,” the organization said in a Thursday news release. “We wish them the best in all of their future endeavors.”
According to Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, WWE head of talent relations Joe Laurinaitis informed the nine wrestlers that budget cuts were responsible for their releases.
Wrestlemania 37 — the two-night event last weekend — was held in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The event sold out each night and was able to host 25,000 fans each show, the Tampa Bay Times reports.