WWE released a raft in 2022, but with Triple H now in charge, we’ve seen some of them return.
Much talent was cut after WrestleMania, with budget cuts cited as the reason despite record earnings for the company.
Several of the released stars are now in the competing AEW promotion, such as William Regal, Samoa Joe and Malcolm Bivens.
Cesaro has also joined them after his contract with Harland expired and also made the leap into Tony Khan’s company.
Since Vince McMahon’s retirement, Triple H has already brought back several published talents, including Dakota Kai and Dexter Lumis.
He also brought back Hit Row, who were released in 2021, albeit without their leader, Swerve Strickland.
WWE releases in 2022
William Regal (released January 5)
Road Dogg (released January 5)
Timothy Thatcher (released January 5)
Danny Burch (released January 5)
Hideki Suzuki (released January 5)
Samoa Joe (released January 5)
Brian Kendrick (released February 1)
Shane McMahon (released February 2)
Cesaro (contract expired)
Nash Carter (released April 6)
Kushida (contract expired)
Dakota Kai (released April 19) – Has now rejoined the company
Malcom Bivens (released April 29)
Harland (released April 29)
Persia Pirotta (released April 29)
Sanjana George (released April 29)
Draco Anthony (released April 29)
Mila Malani (released April 29)
Raelyn Divine (released April 29)
Dexter Lumis (released April 29) – Has now rejoined the company
Candice LeRae (contract expired)
Troy “Two Dimes” Donovan (released June 12)
Paige (contract expired)
Amale (released August 18)
Mark Andrews (released August 18)
Dave Mastiff (released August 18)
Millie McKenzie (released August 18)
Ashton Smith (released August 18)
Jack Starz (released August 18)
Flash Morgan Webster (released August 18)
Boar (released August 18)
Released WWE business personnel
Sarah Cummins (Released January 5) – Former Senior Vice President, Consumer Products
Carlos Cabrera (released February 17) – Former Spanish speaker
Connor Schell (Resigned from WWE on July 7) – Former member of the WWE Board of Directors
Vince McMahon (Retired from WWE July 22) – Former WWE CEO and Chairman
John Laurinaitis (released from WWE on August 8) – Former Head of Talent Relations
WWE Premium Live Events Calendar
WWE Clash at the Castle (September 3, 2022)
City: Cardiff, Wales
WWE Extreme Rules (October 8, 2022)
Venue: Wells Fargo Center
City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WWE Crown Jewel (November 5, 2022)
City: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
WWE Survivor Series (November 26, 2022)
Venue: TD Garden
City: Boston, Massachusetts
WWE Day 1 (January 1, 2023)
Venue: State Farm Arena
City: Atlanta, GA
WWE WrestleMania 39 (April 1 and April 2, 2023)
Venue: SoFi Stadium
City: Inglewood, California (billed as Los Angeles, California)
WWE WrestleMania 40 (April 6 and April 7, 2024)
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
How can I watch WWE in the UK?
You can watch WWE programming through their content platform known as WWE Network for £9.99 a month.
BT Sport also has the rights to RAW, NXT and SmackDown and you can see them if you have a subscription.
Premium Live Events are typically pay-per-view and must be purchased separately through BT Sport, but are included with WWE Network subscription.
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