Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett (Stu Sanders) announced the following on Twitter on Friday, announcing that he and the company have mutually agreed to part ways from his contract, that was set to expire this summer:
— Stu Bennett (@WadeBarrett) May 6, 2016
Barrett had been with the company since 2006 when he signed a developmental deal.
Also released on Friday was Damien Sandow (Aaron Haddad), ending his second tenure with the company. Sandow had been with the company in the mid-2000s as Aaron Stevens in a tag-team on Smackdown with KC James, but was released in 2007. Sandow was then re-hired by the company and re-christened himself Damien Sandow in FCW, leading to be called up by the company in 2012.
Previously announced releases by WWE include Santino Marella, El Torito, Cameron, Alex Riley, Zeb Colter and Hornswoogle.