It looks like WWE's annual clearout has commenced with the news of four talents getting released from their contracts.
Alex Riley is a notable departure, who used to be the assistant of The Miz. While it looked like he would get a babyface push following his split with The Miz, a combination of attitude problems and backstage heat led to his downfall and demotion to NXT.
Another talent released is Hornswoggle, whose most telling contribution to WWE was being part of the Mr. McMahon illegitimate son storyline. His old rival in El Torito is also leaving the company, who was part of Los Matadores.
Finally, Zeb Colter has also been released, being the former manager of Jack Swagger, Cesaro and Alberto del Rio.
Damien Sandow, Cameron and Santino Marella have also been released from their contracts.