WWE Bloodbath 2022 Wave 4 Grows Exits To Over 30 In First 4 Months Of The Year!
This is a regular activity by WWE particularly during the pandemic; context from previous years:
The numbers are likely higher in both years due to corporate office exits that are not wholly publicized.
The 2022 wave of exits so far are below.
Wave 4 sees thirteen (13) exits.
Lisette Pineda (47 years old) was released from her role as Manager of Global Talent Strategy and Development. She joined the WWE in 2020 and was closely aligned with HHH.
Pat Buck (39 years old) was a back stage producer, having produced the Wrestlemania 38 Night Two main event. He also had scouting and other talent relations roles. He was with WWE since 2019 and decided to leave the company. He is currently working with AEW in a backstage role.
Nash Carter (28 years old) was released at a time when he was NXT tag team champion as part of MSK with Wes Lee. He was let go by the company over serious domestic abuse allegations, including a photo, shared by wife Kimber Lee and over a photo that made him appear sympathetic to Nazis. WWE stripped MSK of their titles and crowned new champions shortly afterwards in the form of Pretty Deadly who are former NXT UK tag team champions.
Then on April 29, 2022, WWE released the following ten (10) NXT talent.
Dakota Kai (33 years old) – Said to have advised WWE she would no re-sign with the company.
Malcolm Bivens (age unknown) – Also said to have advised WWE she would no re-sign with the company.
Harland [Parker Bordeaux] (24 years old) – Once touted as the “next big thing” a la Brock Lesnar, it is being reported that he was not adapting and growing fast enough in his wrestling training.
Blair Baldwin (age unknown) is likely best known for WWE dubbing her Paige and then changing her name after NXT’s first women’s champion, the retired Paige, commented that WWE already had a Paige and thus Blair Baldwin was born.
Dexter Lumis (38 years old)
Sanjana George (27 years old)
Mila Malani (26 years old)
Persia Pirotta (25 years old)
Draco Anthony (age unknown)
Raelyn Divine (age unknown)
The exits do not include Triple H (52 years old) who retired from active wrestling due to recent heart issues, but remains an executive with WWE.
Also, it is being reported that Roderick Strong (38 years old) has asked for his release from his WWE contract a few times and that WWE has not granted his release.
In addition, word is that more releases are expected across the WWE brands in the near future so stay tuned.
Tags: Dakota Kai, Dexter Lumis, Harland, Malcolm Bivens, Parker Bordeaux, Roderick Strong, WWE Releases