Frankie “The Future” Kazarian has officially broken ties with WWE. The following was posted on his official Web site:
Kazarian Gone From WWE
Frankie Kazarian has parted ways with World Wrestling Entertainment as of Saturday evening. Kazarian wishes WWE all the best in their future endeavors.
We’ll have an official statement from Frankie right here this week. Thank you again for all your continued support.
As reported here yesterday, Kazarian’s profile remains on WWE.com.
According to Buck Woodward and Mike Johnson at PWInsider.com, some factors contributing to Frankie asking for his release are rumored to be:
– Kazarian was unhappy for WWE taking so long to put him on TV. When he went to WWE asking to be used, they put him on Velocity (given mic time and several wins) but he has never yet appeared on Smackdown.
– He wasn’t happy with WWE’s recent mandate to tone down movesets, including 450 splashes, etc.
– He was recently asked to change his look and cut his hair.
No word yet on whether or not there was a no-compete clause in the apparent release agreement. We’ll have more on this as it develops.