As noted earlier, John Heidenreich was released from his WWE contract earlier today. According to sources, John checked himself into a hospital several weeks ago claiming he had an ear infection. When the agents went to check up on him and schedule him for the next house show loop, he claimed he couldn’t do it anymore and didn’t want to be on the road. He then flew home and hasn’t been seen since.
Many backstage belie Heidenreich was dealing with some family issues. It may be a case of WWE releasing him so he can take care of some personal business and then return at some point in the future.
Road Warrior Animal is scheduled to work with Matt Hardy in the coming weeks.