WWE released a number of superstars on Friday and there could be more pink slips to be handed out. According to the latest WWE rumors, Randy Orton, one the company’s top superstars, may also be released very soon.
The official website of the WWE issued a statement regarding the release of some if its superstars. Some of them were expected while there were also some shocking names on the list.
“WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstars Damien Sandow, King Barrett, Santino Marella, Cameron, Hornswoggle, Alex Riley, El Torito and Zeb Colter as of today, Friday, May 6, 2016. WWE wishes them the best in all of their future endeavors,” the statement reads.
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The biggest name among those superstars is King Barrett, who was granted an early release from his contract that will expire in July. On the other hand, many hardcore fans are sad on the release of Damien Sandow, who got over the crowd by just himself but was not been used properly for the past year.
According to Wrestling Inc, many fans online speculated that Randy Orton will also be released due to his WWE.com profile being inactive. However, it should be noted that the WWE has not made any announcement about Orton’s release and there no concrete source saying that he will be let go.
The 12-time WWE champion is one of the top superstars in the company since winning his first world title in 2004. He has been a constant part of the main event picture for more than a decade just like John Cena.
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Orton is currently recovering from shoulder surgery that has kept him out of action since November last year. In a report by What Culture, his rehabilitation is going slower than expected but expect The Viper to be back sometime in June.
The WWE is lacking a very good heel at the moment and Orton would be a perfect bad guy to use when he returns.
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