Sunday turned out to be a shocking day for WWE fans, as the company announced it had released Luke Harper, Sin Cara and Konnor & Viktor of The Ascension from their respective WWE contracts. Throughout most of 2019 WWE had been hesitant to let any wrestlers leave the company now that the competition from other companies was becoming more legitimate, and it had even rejected public requests made by Harper and Cara earlier in the year. Fans were utterly floored by the sudden news on Sunday, but were also delighted by the idea of these four men having a chance at a fresh start in another company.
Check out some of the best reactions in the list below.
WWE: We’re sorry to announce, but you've been rea—
Luke Harper: pic.twitter.com/0EbV2cIoLU— NICKI DAY 🧚♀️|“come on you guys!”\O/ (@airflyingdiva) December 8, 2019
It means...freedom.— Vacant 👤 (@WWEVacant) December 8, 2019
desperately need an angle where cody has to embrace his dark side to defeat the butcher and the blade and the bunny pic.twitter.com/Pca5GSe9XX— weird itchweeed (@epitasis) December 8, 2019
Luke Harper was granted his release today. Time for Brodie Lee to kick some ass pic.twitter.com/satNqDRenD— Nathaniel (@Tru_Alpha) December 8, 2019
Is WWE gonna slap the Sin Cara gimmick on someone else now?— Patrick Valentine (@KoushiroIzumi) December 8, 2019