Chris Masters Issues Statement On WWE Release, Says He Is Surprised

WWE announced Friday that they have come to terms on the release of Raw Superstar Chris Masters.

Their official statement reads: “WWE has come to terms on the release of Chris Masters as of today, August 5, 2011. WWE wishes Chris the best in all of his future endeavors.”

He issued the following statement this afternoon concerning his departure from the organization: “Obviously, I’m surprised by the move. But I’m optimistic. I’m going to move forward and see what lies ahead. I still love this business and I’m not going to give up because of this small set back. I want to explore and see what options I have for the future.”

Masters is available for bookings at

Fans can also keep up with Masters on Twitter at He commented on his performances for WWE in the past year, writing, “Watch any match I’ve worked in the last year and tell me I wasn’t one of the best in ring guys in the company. I’m just saying!”

Masters was drafted to the Raw brand last April in the 2011 WWE Supplemental Draft. He primarily competing on WWE Superstars, last appearing on yesterday’s show in a losing effort against Jack Swagger.

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