While a majority of the WWE cuts on Friday were either made public by the company or through other wrestling media, a few more names that were cut that didn’t get announced publicly are now out courtesy of a new report by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The first includes Bob Remus (Sgt. Slaughter) who had been working as a road agent and was expected to have a position for life with the company.
Another includes Ron Simmons who for the last two years had been doing frequent cameos on TV doing his “Damn!” bit. Simmons had been in rehab last year and made his return to TV in November for the 800th episode celebration of Monday Night Raw along with the Slammys show.
Referee Mickie Henson was also cut by WWE joining referees Jimmy Korderas, Mike Posey and Kennan Quinn. Henson’s referee career dates back to the territorial days with Championship Wrestling in Florida and later with WCW. He was hired by WWE shortly after the purchase of WCW and had been used ever since. Henson was out of action the last few months with undisclosed health problems and it wasn’t known if he was going to make a full-time return.
PWInsider reports that former WWE Tough Enough III contestant Matt Cappotelli was also cut by the company. Cappotelli was working in Ohio Valley Wrestling when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He underwent successful surgery in May 2007 to have a tumor removed and was hopeful of a return to the ring.
There are said to be several other names that were let go by the company, but none have been confirmed at this time. When they are we will be sure to report on it.