Another WWE Release & Others Coming?, Sheik Note, More

– WWE has dropped referee Mickey Henson (Mickie Jay). Henson had been out of action the past few months with undisclosed health problems and it was unknown if he would return. Henson was brought into the company in the fall and 2005 and asked to change his stage name due to the similarity to the name Mickie James.

– WWE laid off a number of staff members working on the company’s website, WWE.com. They also closed down its Asia Pacific office located in Sydney, Australia, laying off everyone who worked out of the office.

– Thus far, WWE has released a total of 13 talents/producers. The cut list so far is as follows: D-Lo Brown, Val Venis, Bam Neely, Gavin Spears, Kevin Thorn, Mike Kruel, Ron Simmons, Sgt. Slaughter, Jim Korderas, Tim White, Mike Posey, Kevin Keenan and Mickie Henson.

Reportedly, “several other names” were given from various sources saying they have also been let go, but the names in question have yet to be 100% confirmed.

WWE still has yet to announce the departures of Gavin Spears, Ron Simmons and Mickie Henson as their respective profiles still remain on the company website. Jimmy Korderas’ profile was quietly removed from the website without an announcement regarding his departure from WWE.

– Keith Elliot Greenberg is now working on a biography on WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik. Greenberg wrote the WWE produced books on Fred Blassie and Superstar Billy Graham, as well as Ric Flair, although Flair himself has credited Mark Madden with turning the project around.

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