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All the released WWE superstars in 2021

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WWE released an ungodly number of their superstars this year. For one reason or another, WWE superstars found themselves out of their jobs. Sure, some have opted not to re-sign their contracts, while others asked for their releases, but a lot of this year’s releases were the result of “budget cuts” by WWE’s new President & Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan. A lot of these resulted from unfortunate circumstances, and in general, these tidbits of news have been received negatively by fans. Meanwhile, others have been accepted by fans and have agreed that maybe, it’s for the best for them to be included in the list of all the released WWE superstars in 2021.

There have been some releases over the past two weeks, surprising fans on how WWE could let go of their superstars towards the end of the year. With the last day of the year closing out, we’re finally sure that there won’t be any more last-minute releases. Hence, we’re sure that this list will finally be complete. So, without further ado, here’s all the released WWE superstars in 2021.

All of the Released WWE Superstars in 2021

January 2021
1. Lars Sullivan (2014 – 2021)
2. Christian Cage (1998 – 2005, 2009 – 2021)

February 2021
3. The Big Show (1999 – 2021)
4. Steve Cutler (2014 – 2021)

March 2021
5. Andrade Cien Almas (2015 – 2021)

April 2021
6. Billie Kay (2015 – 2021)
7. Peyton Royce (2015 – 2021)
8. Samoa Joe (2015 – 2021) – later re-signed to NXT and went on to win the NXT Championship from Karrion Kross
9. Kalisto (2013 – 2021)
10. Mickie James (2003 – 2013, 2016 – 2021)
11. Chelsea Green (2018 – 2021)
12. Tucker (2013 – 2021)
13. Bo Dallas (2012 – 2021)
14. Mojo Rawley (2012 – 2021)
15. William Blake (2013 – 2021)

May 2021
16. Kavita Devi (2018 – 2021)
17. Jessamyn Duke (2018 – 2021)
18. Vanessa Borne (2016 – 2021)
19. Skyler Story / Brandi Lauren (2020 – 2021)
20. Ezra Judge (2019 – 2021)
21. Alexander Wolfe (2015 – 2021)
22. Velveteen Dream (2015 – 2021)
23. Daniel Bryan / Bryan Danielson (2000 – 2001, 2009 – 2021)

June 2021
24. Braun Strowman (2015 – 2021)
25. Lana (2013 – 2021)
26. Buddy Murphy (2013 – 2021)
27. Aleister Black (2016 – 2021)
28. Ruby Riott / Ruby Soho (2017 – 2021)
29. Santana Garett (2019 – 2021)
30. Fandango (2006 – 2021)
31. Tyler Breeze (2010 – 2021)
32. Tony Nese (2016 – 2021)
33. Ariya Daivari (2013 – 2021)
34. August Grey (2020 – 2021)
35. Samir Singh (2016 – 2021)
36. Sunil Singh (2016 – 2021)
37. Curt Stallion (2020 – 2021)
38. Arturo Ruas (2015 – 2021)
39. Marina Shafir (2018 – 2021)
40. Killian Dain (2016 – 2021)
41. Matt Martel (2016 – 2021)
42. Chase Parker (2016 – 2021)

July 2021
43. Bray Wyatt / The Fiend (2009 – 2021)

August 2021
44. Ric Flair (1991 – 1993, 2001 – 2009, 2012 – 2021)
45. Bobby Fish (2017 – 2021)
46. Bronson Reed (2019 – 2021)
47. Jake Atlas (2018 – 2021)
48. Ari Sterling (2021 – 2021)
49. Kona Reeves (2014 – 2021)
50. Leon Ruff (2020 – 2021)
51. Stephon Smith (2019 – 2021)
52. Tyler Rust (2020 – 2021)
53. Zechariah Smith (2020 – 2021)
54. Asher Hale (2021 – 2021)
55. Giant Zanjeer (2020 – 2021)
56. Mercedez Martinez (2020 – 2021)
57. Adam Cole (2017 – 2021)

November 2021
58. B Fab (2019 – 2021)
59. Ember Moon (2015 – 2021)
60. Eva Marie (2013 – 2017, 2020 – 2021)
61. Franky Monet (2021 – 2021)
62. Gran Metalik (2016 – 2021)
63. Harry Smith / Davey Boy Smith Jr. (2006 – 2011, 2020 – 2021)
64. Jeet Rama (2015 – 2021)
65. Jessi Kamea (2017 – 2021)
66. Karrion Kross (2020 – 2021)
67. Katrina Cortez (2019 – 2021)
68. Keith Lee (2018 – 2021)
69. Mia Yim (2018 – 2021)
70. Nia Jax (2014 – 2021)
71. Oney Lorcan (2015 – 2021)
72. Scarlett Bordeaux (2012, 2019 – 2021)
73. Trey Baxter (2021 – 2021)
74. Zayda Ramier (2021 – 2021)
75. Ashantee Adonis (2018 – 2021)
76. Drake Maverick (2017 – 2021)
77. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott (2019 – 2021)
78. Jaxson Ryker (2017 – 2021)
79. John Morrison (2002 – 2011, 2019 – 2021)
80. Shane Throne (2016 – 2021)
81. Tegan Nox (2017 – 2021)
82. Top Dolla (2020 – 2021)

December 2021
83. Kyle O’Reilly (2017 – 2021)
84. Jeff Hardy (1994 – 2003, 2006 – 2009, 2017 – 2021)
85. Toni Storm (2017 – 2021)

With 85 WWE superstars either released or who willingly chose to not renew their contracts, this may have been WWE’s biggest year of exodus in its history. Many of the superstars listed above have since then moved on to perform in other promotions: in the indies, mostly, but as well as in AEW, TNA, and ROH. There’s a lot of talent in WWE, but this list just shows just how bloated their roster has been. The releases may have been for the best so that WWE could have a leaner, more focused product, and the wrestlers who left could find better opportunities elsewhere, where they can fully demonstrate their skills and have more time in the ring. Still, as a fan of WWE, many of these releases are hard to swallow, and would definitely hurt our chances of seeing fantastic dream matches in future WWE PPVs.