WWE Releases Kurt Angle, Luke Gallows, Eric Young And Other Superstars
This capped off a WWF rookie year which is considered by many to be the greatest in history. Among other accomplishments in the WWF/E, Angle has held the WWF/WWE Championship four times, the WCW Championship once, and the World Heavyweight Championship once. He is the tenth Triple Crown Champion and the fifth Grand Slam Champion (achieving this accolade twice under both the original and current format) in WWE history. On March 31, 2017, Angle was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Drake Maverick who appears on 205 Live, where he had served as the brand's General Manager from January 2018–April 2020. Curtin signed with WWE in October 2017 but had to postpone his debut until his U.S. work visa was renewed. On 30 January 2018, Curtin debuted under the name Drake Maverick and was appointed the new General Manager of 205 Live.
On 1 July episode of Raw, Maverick attacked R-Truth with a suitcase and pinned him in the backstage area, while the latter was fleeing from a mob of wrestlers to become a two-time 24/7 Champion.
On April 12, 2020, Maverick was announced as a participant in the Interim Cruiserweight Title tournament representing Group A but now he has pulled out of the match.
The former NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush is also leaving the company who also performs on the NXT and 205 Live brands. Rush made his first televised appearance on the October 4 episode of NXT, where he was attacked by Velveteen Dream.
Rush made his return to NXT on the September 18 episode as a face and defeated Oney Lorcan to become the No. 1 Contender for Drew Gulak's Cruiserweight Championship.
Rush successfully captured the title on October 9 episode of NXT. On the December 11 episode of NXT, Rush lost his title to Angel Garza, ending his reign at 63 days.
Below is the full announcement from WWE.
WWE has come to terms on the release of Kurt Angle, Drake Maverick (James Curtin), Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers), Karl Anderson (Chad Allegra), Luke Gallows (Drew Hankinson), Heath Slater (Heath Miller), Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz), EC3 (Michael Hutter), Aiden English (Matthew Rehwoldt) and Lio Rush (Lionel Green). We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
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