It must be getting time for the end of the year since WWE has released six superstars from the roster on Friday.
The following superstars have been given their “Best future endeavors”.
Shad Gaspard: The Brooklyn, New York, native is his second time for release. He had gotten back with WWE back in 2008. During that time, Shad had regained a lot of strength in the independent wrestling circuit including former Nashville based wrestling TNA superstar Booker T. Gaspard headed back up to WWE in 2008 with his partner JTG in Cryme Time. While WWE had busted up the team earlier in 2010, the singles career had ended up sending Gaspard back to Florida’s developmental territory.
Luke Gallows (Andrew “Drew” Hankinson): Known down in Georgia as Freakin’ Deacon, then the imposter Kane was two of the early ideas for Gallows, he would be back on WWE as Festus with Ray Gordy and then with former TNA Wrestler CM Punk as Luke Gallows in the Straight Edge Society. With just leaving the SES in September, Gallows had been sent to a singles path with a win on SmackDown at the beginning of November over Vance Archer.
Vance Archer (Lance Hoyt): Archer, a former Nashville based TNA tag team champion, had been picked up by WWE in 2009, and had been given a new name, Vance Archer. Unveiled on ECW, he would start a short run with Shelton Benjamin to then be send to SmackDown. He would start wrestling tag team action with Curt Hawkins, which would be short lived and sent back to singles action. His last television appearance would be against Luke Gallows in November.
Caylen Croft (Kris Pavone): Having debuted in 2001, Croft would make his way to WWE in 2003 with WWE’s developmental in Ohio Valley Wrestling and then back to Florida in 2008 with his tag team partner Trent Barretta. While he would be headed to Smackdown as a tag team specialist, he would stay on Superstars.
A couple WWE Divas were also given their pink slips on Friday.
Tiffany (Taryn Terrell): Starting out with WWE in the Divas Search, she was signed to a developmental contract and would be headed to FCW. She would come back to television in 2008 on ECW as Theodore Long’s assistant where she would stay until moving to Smackdown in 2010. She would finally get her boots some wear in the ring, including getting a shot at the Women’s championship against Michelle McCool. She would make waves having been suspended in August 2010 due to a backstage incident with her husband Drew McIntyre.
Jillian Hall (Jillian Fletcher): Hall would start training by Dave Finlay and would wrestle all over independents as Macaela Mercedes, including Kingsport, Tennessee, Southern States Wrestling, and gain many titles, including the PGWA Championship and Women’s Wrestling Alliance’s Championship. Fletcher would be picked up in 2003 to work with MNM’s Joey Mercury, Melina, and Johnny Nitro. She would start in with JBL and remain with him for several months before becoming a fan favorite for a short time. She would head to RAW’s womens division in 2007 and start the Idol/Brooke Hogan story. Her wrestling would gain her the WWE women’s Championship from now TNA Knockout Mickie James. She would be sent back down to FCW in October and released.