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Darren Young And Summer Rae Have Also Been Released By WWE


Following the initial news that Emma has been released, WWE.com announced on Sunday (in an updated version of the same original post) that the company has also come to terms on the releases of Darren Young and Summer Rae, both of whom have been off television for months rehabbing from injuries.

Darren Young, most recently on television and paired with Bob Backlund as a manager, suffered a severe elbow injury back in January. He was actually cleared to return to the ring in August, but never made it back to television. Curiously, he was one of four WWE Superstars that appeared at ClipperMania night at the Los Angeles Clippers game on Saturday night, mere hours before his release was announced.

Summer Rae has not been used on WWE television since 2016, and spent the end of last year dealing with and rehabbing from various injuries. Rae, whose real name is Danielle Moinet, was briefly a cast member of Total Divas, where she developed an intense rivalry with Natalya. Rae gained fan acclaim for her increasingly improved in-ring performance during her time in both NXT and on the main roster, and served as manager for Fandango, Rusev, and Tyler Breeze at various points. (Among others)

Young (real name Frederick Rosser III) has been employed with WWE since 2009, signing a developmental contract and then appearing on the very first season of NXT in 2010, after which he became a member of the original Nexus. Along with Titus O’Neil as the Prime Time Players, Young was a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion.

Rae played for the Chicago Bliss of the LFL before being signed by WWE in 2011. She starred in a Marine movie with the Miz, and was part of one of the most beloved backstage moments in recent memory.

Best of luck to both Darren Young and Summer Rae, who are likely to be highly successful wherever their future endeavors may take them.

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