– WWE announced the following on their website this afternoon:
WWE has come to terms on the release of SmackDown Superstar Ricky Ortiz as of today, Aug. 8, 2009. We wish Ricky the best in all future endeavors.
It’s unusual that WWE announced a release on a Saturday afternoon. Ortiz was not at the WWE Supershow last night and was last seen losing to The Great Khali in a squash on SmackDown this past Friday night.