Breaking News: WWE Releases Two Developmental Wrestlers

Ryan Clark

WWE has released Silas Young and former TNA wrestler German Figueroa a.k.a. Apolo from their developmental contracts.

Young’s release comes as a surprise because he was signed to a contract just last December. His release is believed to be due to WWE having too many wrestlers under one roof in Tampa what with the arrival of the OVW wrestlers to the territory. Young had been working in OVW. Young is from the midwest indy scene.

Apolo’s release from the company doesn’t come as much of a surprise because he’s been dealing with a number of legal problems in Puerto Rico as of late. In January, a judge sentenced him to 30 days in jail for missing a court appearance regarding a domestic issue with his wife. However, he didn’t turn himself in to serve the jail sentence and is considered to be a fugitive, reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He signed a contract in December, but never worked a match in developmental.

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