Information has emerged as to why WWE let both Mason Ryan and Danny Burch go. Apparently, officials didn't see enough from either of them during the prospects from the U.K.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter, via PWMania.com, reported the following:
Officials felt that he wasn't improving at a fast enough rate. Ryan was well-liked and didn't have an ego.
It was noted that it must have taken a lot for WWE to release Ryan because he has the size they like and WWE liked the idea of having a Superstar babyface from Wales.
Wrestling Observer Newsletter, via Wrestling Inc, also noted, "There was a feeling that Burch was given up on by officials after he returned from knee surgery. Burch is 32 and the emphasis in developmental is on youth."
Ryan was indeed improving. He seemed to be making progress as an in-ring storyteller and had bettered his footwork.
It wasn't enough, though.
Even his comic-book physique didn't guarantee him a spot in the ultra-competitive world of WWE developmental. He like, Burch, have plenty to offer another promotion.
WWE is in the position to be choosy and opt for younger up-and-comers.