Released WWE Wrestlers In 2008, Beth Phoenix Interview, Helms

Nick Paglino

The following is a list of all 20 WWE wrestlers that have been released so far this year.

Main WWE Roster Departures

Ashley Massaro

Balls Mahoney

Bobby Lashley

Dave Taylor

Torrie Wilson

Trevor Murdoch

WWE Developmental Departures

Ace Steel

Al Snow (former developmental trainer in OVW)

Antoni Polaski (former ECW wrestler Amish Roadkill)

Chet The Jet (following a WWE Wellness Program violation)

Chris Gray

Derrick Neikirk (following a WWE Wellness Program violation)

Germán Figueroa (former TNA wrestler Apolo)


Kassidy James

Mike Mondo (following a DUI arrest two weeks earlier)

Ryan Bishop (former football player that got cut one month into his wrestling training)

Shawn Osborne

Silas Young

Tommy Taylor

The Charleston Gazette has an interview with former WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix. She reveals how a coloring contest changed her life. When Beth was 11 years old, she won a contest, landing tickets to a WWE show. “My parents didn’t have any money,” Phoenix said. “It was probably the only way we could have gone. I was in heaven. And it really changed what I wanted to do with my life. I just fell in love with it.” She talks about breaking her jaw in a match (with Victoria in June 2006). “I got a titanium plate and nine screws.” The article features photos and a video interview with Phoenix. You can read the entire article at

Smackdown superstar and former WWE Cruiserweight champion Gregory Helms turns 34 today.

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