WWE releases Theodore Long, Drew McIntyre and 8 other performers
The most notable name on the list is probably Theodore Long, who has been with the WWE for 16 years as a referee, manager and general manager of "SmackDown!" and prior to that was a fixture in the NWA and WCW. He most recently was a "senior adviser" to "SmackDown!"
The others released Thursday are former Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre, former tag champion Evan Bourne, Jinder Mahal, Aksana, Curt Hawkins, Camacho, Brodus Clay, Yoshi Tatsu and referee Mark Harris. "WWE wishes them the best in all their future endeavors," the company says in a brief statement.