It had been rumored for a few days that WWE were preparing to shake up their roster and release many of the talent they no longer needed. As WWE usher in a new era, it was obvious that they would have to say goodbye to a few stars of the old one and it doesn’t come as much of a shock that many names on the list were set for an exit long ago. NXT’s former commentator and wrestler Alex Riley was one of the first stars out of the door when the releases began to be announced this afternoon. Hornswoggle was next after he failed to return to WWE following his suspension for a violation of WWE’s wellness policy late last year. Fan favorite Zeb Colter was also one of the first names to be announced after he was fired by Alberto Del Rio following his WWE return, it seems there is no longer a place in WWE for the former Real American. Cameron’s release didn’t come as much of a shock to many fans either after the former Funkadactyl decided to agree with Ryback’s comments earlier in the week it seems WWE decided to cut their losses with her rather than allowing her to cause more problems on social media, especially since she stated that she was being bullied online as well. El Torito hasn’t been used by WWE since Los Matadores turned on their loyal bull and since Primo and Epico have once again been repackaged and Hornswoggle had already been released, there doesn’t seem to be any room for little people in WWE’s new era. Santino Marella retired from WWE a long time ago before he signed a contract with the company so that he could make various appearances when needed, but now it seems WWE have cut ties with The Milan Miracle as well after he posted on Twitter: “Worry not my friends for the next chapter shall be even greater! It was a dream come true, thank you #WWE. The next person to be announced as of writing is British superstar Wade, Bad News and King Barrett, the Preston native announced on his Twitter page that he had left WWE on his own terms and decided that when his contract came to an end that he would leave the company. He wrote that he is now going to enjoy some much needed time off and return to the ring when he is ready. A tweet that was captioned “Goodbye @WWE.” It has been a day where WWE have decided to shuffle their pack and could allow them more money now to bring in more stars from around the world. Last time WWE made wholesale changes was so that they could off Brock Lesnar a multi million dollar deal that he failed to accept, so whether or not his was a budget cutting measure or a way to cut loose some stars who are no longer needed will continue to be speculated. The final release was fan favourite Damien Sandow.