WWE Fire 5 Wrestlers During Live Show

WWE recently executed talent cuts and the latest round includes former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal. Mahal had posted an message on Twitter during SmackDown while claiming claimed that he had ‘quit’ implying that he was leaving the company.



Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful shared an update and noted that alongside Mahal, Xyon Quinn and Xia Li have also been let go by the company. The full list includes Jinder Mahal, Xyon Quinn, Xia Li, Veer Mahaan and Sanga.

This is the latest WWE cut to take place. In the past month, the company has released major behind-the-scenes names such as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, Dan Ventrelle and Senior Vice President of Athlete ID & Development Trent Wilfinger.

The release of longtime WWE Director of Community Relations and Hall of Famer Sue Aitchison raised a lot of eyebrows and Artist Rob Schamberger also confirmed his departure from the promotion earlier this week.

This marks the second time Jinder Mahal has been let go by WWE after his initial release in 2014. He made his comeback to the company in 2016 leading to his WWE Championship reign in 2017. He returned to NXT for a run most recently as well.

Meanwhile, Xia Li signed with WWE in 2017 after a tryout in China. She became the first Chinese woman to compete in a WWE ring when she entered the 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament. After an NXT stint she made her main roster debut in 2021.

Xyon Quinn inked a development contract with NXT in 2018. He made his on-screen debut for the company during a SmackDown episode in April 2020 losing to Sheamus in a singles match. He continued his stint with NXT despite multiple main roster appearances. He became a free agent during the 2023 Drafts and made occasional appearances on all WWE brands.

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