Recent WWE Releases

The confirmed list of those WWE released before the weekend was Shad Gaspard, 29, Luke Gallows (Drew Hankinson, 26), Caylen Croft (Kris Pavone, 30), Vance Archer (Lance Hoyt, 33), Divas Jillian Hall (Jillian Farole, 30) and Tiffany (Taryn Terrell, 25), creative team member Chris "Big Dick Johnson" DeJoseph, and referee Aaron Mahoney. Almost everyone was told they were victims of budget cuts across the company. Tiffany in a way was perhaps the most surprising cut as we had been told she was due to start back on the road. She hadn't been seen on WWE television since August when a domestic dispute involving her husband (Smackdown wrestler Drew McIntyre) led to her arrest in Hollywood. All charges against her were later dropped but the damage had already been done. Over the weekend she wrote a nice blog to thank people in WWE and noted that she has a new photo shoot out in a special edition of Playboy magazine called "Big Boobs, Hot Buns"... Jillian Hall on Twitter regarding her release wrote, "I am doing very well and I'm in a great place in life! I have a lot to say, but there's no room here, Thank you so much for your support." Hall of late had been working as a trainer in FCW after she was told creative had nothing for her. She had worked for the company for seven years and was the most tenured of those released along with Croft who is probably better known as Chris Cage, at one-time a hot prospect that came through OVW. Most recently he was paired with Trent Barreta in the Dude Busters tag team... Archer and Gallows have already started accepting independent bookings. Gallows has talked about reprising the Jesse and Festus gimmick with former tag partner Ray Gordy Jr., who currently works as a sheriff's deputy in Cobb County, GA... Gaspard posted an action/stunt highlight reel on YouTube at http://tinyurl.com/34qutan as he seems to be looking for work in Hollywood. He's also working on a comic book among some other non-wrestling related projects. CM Punk wrote on Twitter that he was "bummed out" by Gallows' release, and said that he was often times "given s---" and turned it into gold.