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WWE: More roster cuts & released superstars speak

– WWE has now confirmed that Joy Giovanni and Kenzo Suzuki have been released from their WWE contracts. Hiroko hasn’t been confirmed by but its thought she has been released as she is the wife of Kenzo Suzuki off WWE screens.

– Charlie Haas & Jackie Gayda have released the following statement on both of their websites;

“Charlie and Jackie would like to thank all of the fans who have supported them over the years. Even though they are no longer wrestling with WWE any longer they will still be very involved with wrestling, whether it be overseas, ROH or independents.”

– Spike Dudley has also made a statement on his website, as follows;

“I’M BACK!!!!

And in more ways than one. First, yes I’m gone from the WWE. Does it sting? Hell, yeah. Especially since I’ve always been one of their “model” employees. It makes sense that I was released, I don’t bitch, moan, groan or suck. I just didn’t fit in with what the WWE puts on tv. No, I’m only kidding(but not really). It was my turn and that’s the nature of the beast. The WWE is a sinking ship. Cursed by owning 100% of the industry, I can see how they couldn’t afford my outrageous salary in these times of number crunching. Hey, they gave me a great opportunity and maybe I didn’t make the most of it. That’s life. At first I was pissed, but I woke up this morning feeling, I don’t know, alive.

Check this out, this morning I woke up and visioned having a wrestling match without a script. I visioned going to an arena and actually having fun again. I visioned not having to go to the hospital after being hurt by a “future” WWE superstar who may look good but have the wrestling ability of a dead walrus. I visioned pitching an angle without having to get approval from writers who 6 years ago were buying ECW tickets and making signs(it’s true). Hell, I visioned blading!!! I really don’t want to burn bridges(if I haven’t already) and all that, but that company sucks the life out of you and then spits you out. Enough on them.

I want to love wresting again. I want to be passionate about the business. It’s been so good to me, I want to give back. I don’t know how yet, but it will happen.

Right now, I’m going to chill. I’ve got some time to sit back and re-evaluate life, smell some roses and get my head straight. I doubt you’ve seen the last of me. And if anything it’s a blessing. Nothing sucks worse than working for a company that doesn’t respect you. Paul E.(God bless him) proved that to me. Now I don’t have to worry about it.

Majik, you f’n rock. Big boost this morning, thank you. I”ll be in touch.

Everyone in Dudlyeville, you all are the best. My many thanks to everyone for the support and love you’ve shown. Now that I’m on my own I will be back more often, so it’s fun time. I can’t name everyone but you know who you are. Keep the faith, and if anyone is hiring get in touch.

Thanks guys,

Spike “no more tears” Dudley”