Hours prior to the airing of WWE Superstars on WGN America, it’s been announced that WWE Superstar Kaval has been released from World Wrestling Entertainment.Â This shocking news has fans searching for answers and tweeting about their displeasure with the decision.
According to a press release issued by WWE.com:
World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of WWE SmackDown Superstar Kaval (Brandon Silvestry) as of today, December 23, 2010. We wish Kaval the best in all future endeavors.
This is the standard release announcement made by WWE whenever a superstar is let go.Â This shocking release comes not long after the release of Smackdown star MVP.Â However, MVP asked to be released, whereas so far it appears Kaval didn’t.Â Details are still emerging in why Kaval was let go from the company.Â As of this report, “Kaval” was among the trending topics on Twitter, showing that he has the interest of many wrestling fans.
The 31-year-old Kaval, real name Brandon Silvestry, was part of the Smackdown roster after winning WWE’s reality wrestling competition called “NXT.”Â Kaval won the second season of the NXT show on SyFy, with the winner getting a shot at a championship on a Pay-Per-View of their choice.Â Kaval chose to go after Dolph Ziggler and his Intercontinental Title, but lost in the attempt.Â In the past several weeks, Kaval had been in a mini-feud with fellow Smackdown superstar Drew McIntyre, and was continually on the losing end of the matches.Â He also teamed up with Kofi Kingston for a few tag team bouts in recent weeks.
This is unfortunate WWE news for many fans that Kaval was released, especially because the guy who came in second for NXT is still employed by the company (Michael McGuillicutty).Â Â Kaval was short in stature, much like Rey Mysterio, but also had high-flying and innovative offense in the ring.Â Kaval will certainly be missed by the fans, and the loss of WWE will be the gain of either Ring of Honor or TNA wrestling.