WWE Hall Of Famer, former stooge, Hardcore Champion and 24/7 Champion Gerald Brisco has officially been released by WWE.
The news was confirmed by the man himself earlier today on Twitter, saying that he got the call from Vince McMahon letting him know that “after 36 years of dedication to WWE I an (sic) no longer needed.”
A former wrestler in his own right (more than 35 titles in various promotions across America) Brisco became more of an on-screen presence in WWE following the ‘Montreal Screwjob’ in 1997, backing up Vince McMahon along with Pat Patterson as McMahon’s ‘Stooges.’
Brisco would go on to become a talent scout for WWE and most notably discovering Brock Lesnar on the college amateur wrestling circuit.
While WWE released a significant number of personnel back in April, Brisco makes the point that he was furloughed and not let go from the company until now, and that he will still be around to help talent where needed.
With rumours of more releases coming, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date.