Former WWE star Shane "Hurricane" Helms offered the following advice, via Twitter, the WWE stars who were released yesterday:
"To newly released talents, embrace your freedom. The Indy scene is on FIRE and is in fact home to the best wrestling in the world."
"The WWE is the biggest "stage" for pro wrestling but the "best" wrestling I've seen in the last years has been on the Indy's. Good luck!!"
"My point being, I know some of the guys might be a little scared and depressed but rest assured there's life after WWE, I promise you."
"And that's NOT a knock on WWE at all. But WWE is just one wrestling company, there's plenty of other great wrestling out there."
"Don't forget that WWE just had a stock market nightmare recently. These releases don't necessarily reflect anyone's level of talent."
Indy Talents Work NXT Tapings
According to several live fan reports, indy talents Jonny Vandal and Aaron Solow worked last night's NXT TV taping in a match against The Ascension. The bout will air on the July 24th episode of NXT.
Network to Feature More "Themed Weeks?"
According to PWInsider.com, based on the success of Warrior Week on the WWE Network, WWE is considering doing more wrestler themed weeks, and recently issued a survey to fans asking them which of the following names they'd like to see featured on the Network:
Andre the Giant
Alberto Del Rio