5 WWE Superstars Who Could Soon Be Fired
As the tremendously talented crop of NXT rookies make their way up the metaphorical ladder, Vince McMahon will inevitably have to wish several superstars all the best with their future endeavours in the next few months.
Going on every superstar's current standing in the company, and their amount of screen time (or lack thereof), here are the five most likely to leave the WWE next.
It's not an easy thing to say a guy may soon be out of a job, but such is the cutthroat nature of the beast.
There remains a large number of Cryme Tyme fans in the WWE Universe since the tag team disbanded in mid-2010.
But since then, JTG has struggled to make any real impact in singles competition, despite the fact that he was recently given a new look and persona on TV.
Some suggested he was lucky to survive recent public complaints regarding a pay dispute, where he decried the company's WrestleMania bonus payments (via Wrestling Inc).
It's hard to believe he was at one time considered for the lead role in The Marine 3 (via Wrestling Inc).
Yoshi Tatsu may be a useful babyface for squash matches for the company, but apart from that, he's never really looked capable of going on to bigger and better things.
For that, you may blame officials for not having given him a decent push, but losing streaks never look good on paper.
Although he doesn't seem like the type of guy to kick up a fuss backstage, his position in the WWE perhaps looks more expendable than most on the roster.
Dreams of an all-British stable featuring Drew McIntyre, William Regal, Wade Barrett and Mason Ryan seem unlikely to ever come true.
He had seemed to align himself with agent Abraham Washington earlier in the year, though perhaps he had a lucky escape when that came to nothing.
The Welsh Ryan had burst onto the scene as part of the New Nexus crew in 2011, a key component of the group at its height.
But these days he's lucky if he gets a match on Superstars, such is his irrelevance in the WWE.
You could be forgiven for thinking that Ezekiel Jackson had dropped off the face of the earth, such has been his absence from our TV screens this year.
But in truth, he has struggled with injuries that could yet curtail a once promising career.
A beast of a man, Jackson is just the type of physical specimen that boss Vince McMahon loves, and he could still receive a push if patience is used.
But then the WWE could also cut their losses on an injury-prone lower-card wrestler before too long.
It pains me to say this, it really does, but I have this gut feeling that Teddy Long's days in the WWE may be numbered.
Since being removed from the post of SmackDown general manager, he has served little purpose in the company, save for being a running joke in the occasional backstage promo.
If rumours are to be believed, and the WWE will soon name one person to serve as general manager for both Raw and SmackDown, I'm afraid Long has little chance of getting the job (via Wrestling Inc).
Though even if he is removed from an on-screen role, I have no doubt that Teddy will remain with the company in some shape or form.
Who do you think is next in line to be released from their WWE contract?