Back on April 15, WWE released 35 Superstars including Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Heath Slater, Rusev, Cain Velasquez, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson. Nine producers and Gerald Brisco were also furloughed while Kurt Angle was let go. The releases came after the company announced they would be making cutbacks because of the coronavirus pandemic, despite estimates showing WWE is on course to make record profits in 2020.
Another name was added to the list of released Superstars yesterday as Rachael Ellering confirmed on Twitter that she had also been let go by the wrestling behemoth. A comeback video accompanied her announcement with the words: "We know who we are, who we'll always be and we have a choice: we can hide in the shadows or stand in the light."
The clip included footage from matches she had in NXT in black and white while Charlie Chaplin's speech from The Great Dictator played in the background. Then, the video suddenly switched to colour to highlight matches she had on the independent circuit.
Ellering had an unusual run in WWE as she featured on NXT TV and in both Mae Young Classics before she signed with the company. However, she did not appear on TV after she signed with WWE in February 2019 and wrestled at NXT live events before she tore her ACL in July 2019.