According to WWE.com, six WWE talent were released today.
One talent released is Stevie Richards, an "ECW Original" who has been reduced to a jobber status on the ECW brand and hasn't been given any important angles. It's not a complete surprise that he was released, but it's unfortunate that the only names linked to ECW whom are still present are Tommy Dreamer and Tazz.
Two of the other stars released are The Highlanders. This is not really surprising, as WWE has not efficiently booked a tag team division worth caring about in a few years. Since Robbie McAllister was seen on TNA's Impact! show in the audience, it's also not surprising that he has been released, given how angry Vince McMahon was about that situation (he was given WrestleMania weekend "off," which was the equivalent to a $5,000 paycheck.)
Smackdown diva Cherry was released and this isn't a big surprise given how big the Diva division already is, and how little she has really been used.
WWE Referee Wes Adams was also released. Again, this is not a surprise, as WWE has been downsizing their roster and has already let go Nick Patrick. It is apparent that they are trying to trim down any unnecessary spots. They may have had more referees than they really needed.
Wrestling legend Killer Kowalski recently suffered a severe heart attack and is in serious condition. This 81-year-old Canadian wrestling legend is a former WWWF Tag Team Champion (with Big John Studd) and trained future WWE star Triple H.
Another legend, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, is said to be in poor condition these days as well. Heenan has had reconstructive jaw surgeries in the recuperation process of beating throat cancer. After being slowly brought out of a medically induced coma, he is having difficulty recognizing the people around him. One source claims that Heenan's health is deteriorating and he may not last a month. Hopefully that source is an exaggerated rumor.