With rumours swirling that WWE are set to release some of their talent today, we take a look at the wrestlers who could well be on their way out of the biggest wrestling company in the world. Wade/Bad News/King Barrett Since arriving on the scene as the leader of The Nexus Wade Barrett has always looked like a future WWE champion. Tall, great physique and amazing on the mic, Barrett hasn’t reached that potential due to injuries but also a lack of investment from decision makers in the back. First his incredibly hot Nexus team got well and truly John Cena’d and then his recent run as King of the Ring went no where very quickly. Barrett’s contract is apparently up soon but WWE could well push him before he jumps. Ryback The Big Guy has very publicly voiced his displeasure with his current standing in WWE. You can read the full saga here but let’s just say Ryback has thrown his toys out of his pram in spectacular fashion. He has always had a high opinion of himself, perhaps only matched by the audience’s ambivalence towards him. His run as Intercontinental Champion last year was extremely dull and with him being pulled from RAW last week it’s likely we could have seen the last of Ryback. Damien Sandow For several months at the end of 2014 & start of 2015 Damien Sandow was one of the most popular mid-card talents WWE had. His run as “Mizdow” was spectacularly funny. What should have been a career making break-up and feud with The Miz quickly fizzled as WWE refused to even have it make sense, never mind commit time to it. After that they quickly pulled Sandow from TV and he has rarely been seen since. When he does sneak into a battle royale there is still a good reaction for him, but WWE obviously have no intention of doing anything with someone who took a ridiculous concept and made it one of the most popular gimmicks at time time. If he does get released it will be a great shame, but we’ll always have that brief moment at WrestleMania 31 when things looked so promising. Big Show Ok, this might be wishful thinking over fact but Paul Wight has been with the company since 1999, and in that time he has become best known for constantly flip-flopping between face & heel and not much else. Yes, he is a very large man but with The Wyatt Family seemingly filling the role of “Big dudes who kill small babyfaces” with such spectacular success he really is an unnecessary part of the roster. I know he is basically part of the furniture at this point, but every time Big Show turns up people turn off. Tyler Breeze This is depressingly possible. For those who watch NXT Tyler Breeze is a wonderful heel with a clear, defined character and good wrestling ability. For those who just watch WWE TV he is… nothing. Breeze has had very little to work with on the main roster and very quickly drifted out of TV time since he debuted just a few months ago. Maybe they just move him back to NXT where things were far better for Breeze, but if they let him go there is a whole world of possibilities for Breeze on the independent wrestling scene. A tag team with Dalton Castle anyone!?
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