– Producer and former WWE referee Tim White has been let go by World Wrestling Entertainment. White, who was very close with Andre the Giant and heavily quoted in the new biography of the former WWF champion, had been working backstage as a producer since rehabbing a 2002 injury that occurred while refereeing a Hell in the Cell bout between Triple H and Chris Jericho. White is also well known for being the owner of “The Friendly Tap” in Rhode Island, which was the setting for a number of WWF/WWE vignettes on television over the years. His last on-air appearances featured a series of “suicide attempts” by White on WWE.com, as White was “despondent” over injuries that caused him to retire from refereeing. The punchline to the storyline was that White finally recovered, only to accidentally shoot WWE announcer Josh Mathews. Everyone in WWE was stunned by the decision to release White, who by all accounts was extremely well liked by the boys.
– Former ECW brand star Kevin Thorn (real name Kevin Fertig and also the former Mordecai) was also released by WWE today. Thorn had been working in developmental where it was rumored he was coming back to the main roster with a new gimmick.