Former WWE Champion Among Several Releases

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As WWE continues to make changes after the takeover by Endeavor, the latest round of roster releases has struck.

In recent weeks, WWE has cut names behind the scenes as the company’s Head of Talent Relations was among those let go. More surprisingly perhaps, a former Warrior Award winner was also released who had been with WWE for almost four decades.

Now, the cuts have returned to the WWE roster with five names believed to have been let go. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful has reported that Xyon Quinn, Xia Li, Veer, Sanga, and former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal have been released from their deals.

Jinder Mahal & 4 Others In WWE Cuts

Jinder Mahal is perhaps the most surprising name on the list given the outpouring of support for the former WWE Champion when he made a bizarre return to television in early 2024. Mahal was the “former WWE Champion” teased to be returning to Raw before The Rock made his return to the company.

That led to Mahal getting a World Heavyweight Championship match with Seth Rollins on Raw and AEW boss Tony Khan caused a storm when he took issue with that decision as Mahal hadn’t won a main roster match in years in the face of the almost constant criticism his company receives.

Xia Li competed on the episode of Main Event that aired on April 18th while Veer and Sanga’s last appearance in a WWE ring came in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal before WrestleMania 40. Xyon Quinn was bizarrely left as a free agent after the 2023 WWE Draft but only competed in two main roster matches after that. Quinn lost in six seconds to Bron Breakker in what was now his final match in the company.