Steve Lombardi, who is best known for his role as The Brooklyn Brawler, was among the cuts by WWE last week according to multiple wrestling media reports this week. WWE did not publicly acknowledge the release of Lombardi and attempts to contact the company about it were not returned. Lombardi, who was signed with WWE for over 30 years, was largely used as an enhancement talent for the company working with new talent and spent a brief period as the Doink the Clown character in the early 90s when the company ran an angle with multiple Doink characters. He would later go on to work behind the scenes with WWE as a producer, a role he had up until now.
Another star released from his talent contract with WWE was Christian (Jay Reso) according to The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online. Christian, who quietly retired from wrestling over a year ago after battling a series of concussions, remains under a deal with WWE to take part in “The Edge & Christian Show” series on the WWE Network.