WWE has come to terms on the release of a former Monday Night Raw General Manager, and it wasn’t just so much because they had nothing for him to do. Brad Maddox was officially let go by the company on Wednesday, and rumors are starting to go around that his release was due to a controversial promo that he recently cut at a WWE event.
On Wednesday, the generic and common release news statement was put up on WWE to let the world know that Brad Maddox was no longer with the company.
“WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Brad Maddox as of Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. WWE wishes Maddox the best in all of his future endeavors.”
One may think that the release of Brad Maddox is due to the fact that WWE really hasn’t had anything for him to do in a very long time. The last time he was actually seen on WWE television was in the summer when he ran out to help break up a brawl between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker.
Now, it’s being reported by WrestleZone that Maddox’s release is actually due to him giving a rather controversial promo before a match at this week’s SmackDown taping.
WWE was in Indianapolis and Maddox cut a pre-match promo before facing R-Truth and used the phrase “cocky pricks.” That kind of language apparently upset a number of people backstage and the decision was then made to release him from the company.
He really hasn’t been prominent in WWE since May of last year when he was relieved of his General Manager duties by Triple H. Maddox has been seen on television twice since then as he’s appeared mostly at WWE Live events and wrestling in dark matches.
It was first revealed back in early August, as reported by the Inquisitr, that Maddox had been working live events as a tag team with Adam Rose. Sometimes, they would use their own gimmicks and just be a random team while other times, they would have an entirely different gimmick entirely.
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The duo would hit the ring wearing towels and portray themselves as being better than everyone else in the building. They would then cut promos on how out of shape the fans are and they’d ridicule them for looking the way they do.
Both Maddox and Rose would jog around the ring and even do push-ups while waiting to be tagged into the match. They were said to be a combination of “Ravishing” Rick Rude meets Val Venis meets Simon Dean.
Obviously, the team never made it to WWE television and didn’t even keep going at WWE Live Events. Still, it was giving Maddox something to do, and he was kept busy but never had much of a direction or plan within WWE after losing his spot on Raw.
Brad Maddox had been with WWE since 2010 when he was in Florida Championship Wrestling (now NXT) and then started out as a referee on the main roster in 2012. From there, he went through a few different gimmicks and situations before becoming Raw General Manager in early 2013.
It’s really no surprise that Brad Maddox ended up being let go, but it was shocking that he had been around for so long with WWE having nothing for him to do. Even though it may not seem like much to some, his controversial promo merely pushed things over the edge in the release of the former Raw General Manager.
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