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Figure Four Weekly 10/30/2017: Looking at WWE's recent releases

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At a time when WWE releases aren't as common as they used to be, it was surprising to see three wrestlers let go this week. That WWE broke the news on a Sunday morning only made things more odd.

The names who were released weren't exactly shocking, with Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae no longer with the company. Of those, Emma was the only one currently on television. Young had been out for the majority of the year after suffering an elbow injury in January, only returning on house shows over the last couple of months after being cleared to come back. Summer Rae, whose career was also hampered by injury issues, hasn't wrestled in over a year and has been waiting to return to TV in recent months.

While it's always disappointing to see people lose their dream jobs, past releases have shown that it's entirely possible to make a career for yourself outside of WWE or eventually find your way back to the company if you're motivated enough to do so.

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