List of All Talents Released By WWE This Year, Helms Backstage

Here is a list of all 40 WWE releases so far in 2008. WWE has parted ways with 22 performers from the main roster and 18 performers from developmental. During the month of August alone, WWE parted ways with 20 talents. Here is the list:

Main WWE Roster Departures:

Ashley Massaro

Balls Mahoney

Big Daddy V

Bobby Lashley

Braden Walker


Colin Delaney

Dave Taylor


James Curtis

Jonathan Coachman

Mick Foley

Nick Patrick (referee)


Ric Flair

Robbie McAllister

Rory McAllister

Shannon Moore

Stevie Richards

Torrie Wilson

Trevor Murdoch

Wes Adams (referee)

WWE Developmental Departures:

Ace Steel

Al Snow (former developmental trainer in OVW)

Antoni Polaski

“Campus Legend” Brad Allen

Charles Evans

Chet The Jet

Chris Gray

Derrick Neikirk

Germán Figueroa (former TNA wrestler Apolo)


Jamie Tucker (referee)

Kassidy James

Matt O’Neal

Mike Mondo

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

Shawn Osborne

Silas Young

Tommy Taylor

Also, Johnny Jeter doesn’t appear to be employed anymore as he’s seemingly disappeared. However, his departure still has yet to be 100% confirmed. Chris Nowinski’s WWE contract reportedly expired a few weeks ago, but he may have parted ways with WWE in the summer of 2007 after speaking out against the company in light of the Chris Benoit situation. Former SmackDown backstage announcer Anastacia Rose was listed in a magazine program WWE released right after Bobby Lashley departed from the company, but she was apparently done right before the start of the year. Former backstage announcer Max Bretos might be done as I haven’t heard anything on him involving WWE in over a year. A Google search shows that he’s handling MLS broadcasts as he’s called some recent games.

Gregory Helms was backstage at this week’s WWE television tapings in Tennessee, reports Still no word yet on his return to the ring following neck fusion surgery, which has put him out of action for seventeen months and counting.

CM Punk is on the cover of the latest issue of Inside Wrestling, which takes a look at the 2008 WWE Draft.