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Chris Masters Issues Statement On WWE Release, Says He Is Surprised

WWE announced Friday that they have come to terms on the release of Raw Superstar Chris Masters.

Their official statement reads: “WWE has come to terms on the release of Chris Masters as of today, August 5, 2011. WWE wishes Chris the best in all of his future endeavors.”

He issued the following statement this afternoon concerning his departure from the organization: “Obviously, I’m surprised by the move. But I’m optimistic. I’m going to move forward and see what lies ahead. I still love this business and I’m not going to give up because of this small set back. I want to explore and see what options I have for the future.”

Masters is available for bookings at

Fans can also keep up with Masters on Twitter at He commented on his performances for WWE in the past year, writing, “Watch any match I’ve worked in the last year and tell me I wasn’t one of the best in ring guys in the company. I’m just saying!”

Masters was drafted to the Raw brand last April in the 2011 WWE Supplemental Draft. He primarily competing on WWE Superstars, last appearing on yesterday’s show in a losing effort against Jack Swagger.

  • RawSDNews!

    Masters was great in my opinion!

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  • venom

    I know Skip is due to return soon, but they might just release him instead of bringing him back. Masters I thought was a good jobber. He made his opponents look good, this is whatn happens when you are a jobber. Reks, JTG, Rosa, and Tatsu are next.

  • kpnuttzlol

    I forgot to add Trent Baretta, Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks will be on the endangered list aswell now.

  • Henry Langford

    I don’t think McIntyre will be released, instead this will probably give him more TV time.

  • E C DUB

    there can only be ONE Narcissist!

  • Nick

    if TNA is smart they will hire masters and hire chavo and put him with this Mexican America thing there doin cause that guy with Hernandez is god awful

  • Tom… Just Tom

    Maybe JTG and Rosa Mendes.

  • Who cares

    Have any of these people released today NOT been in Zach Ryders webshow? Think about that……..

  • edo.risk

    There was a Raw once themed “Talent Show” he did a musical dance with his pectoral muscles, that was hillarius… LMAO… that was it 4 the materpiece… thats all he broug to the table… Sorry Guy but ur only a muscle head…
    Sad 4 the Gail Melina and Kozlov, they have potential and WWE dosent use them.

    Harry Smith was very predictible is in to MMA now, lets see what happens with him…

  • H-Bro

    In my eyes, Chris Masters had improved a lot. He was better now than he was when he returned, maybe even better than he was in his early WWE years. I hope he goes to TNA and gets used properly. Maybe even ROH.

  • TheMark

    Hornswoggle is going nowhere.

  • kpnuttzlol

    Kind of a shame he could have had a future as a tag team or mid card competitor…but I guess it was inevitable.

    Hopefully Hornswoggle,Tatsu,and JTG are on the list soon but I wouldn’t be shocked to see McIntyre and Santino aswell.

  • Greatness

    It is reported today that Chris Masters’ twitter has been hacked after claiming he “was one of the best in ring competitors”

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    Drew Mcintyre,Hornswoggle and maybe Jinder Mahal are next

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  • Cenanuff plz

    WWE isnt going to release Yoshi Tatsu because of the Japanese fan base, they need him believe or not for marketing purposes.

  • Matt

    funny, could swear he was drafted to superstars 😛

    wwe should do that to people in future to fuck with them, when the draft comes along, instead of a trade to raw or smackdown, it sends them to superstars! 😀

  • Dystre Fjell

    One of the best in ring workers ? His twitter must’ve been hacked, as we all know he’s very far from that !

  • Sammo

    Eerie – I commented on the Superstar results here just this morning that I couldn’t believe Masters still has a job with WWE! He’s done nothing to justify being on the roster during the entire span of his career.

    Him and Gail were predictable releases – but I probably wouldn’t have guessed any of the others.