Luke Harper, Sin Cara and The Ascension Released by WWE

WWE announced today that Luke Harper, Sin Cara and The Ascension have been released from the company.

WWE has come to terms on the releases of Jonathan Huber (Luke Harper), Sin Cara and Ryan Parmeter (Konnor) and Eric Thompson (Viktor) of The Ascension. WWE wishes them all the best in their future endeavors.

Harper requested his release in April, while Sin Cara requested his last month. We don’t know if The Ascension requested their releases since they didn’t do it publicly, but Viktor tweeted this:

Harper’s contract was originally set to expire last month anyway, but WWE added six months to his deal, using their often maligned option to freeze the contract due to time he missed following wrist surgery last year. Harper trademarked his old indie name, Brodie Lee, last month.

The Ascension have rarely appeared on WWE TV in the past couple of years and haven’t even wrestled at any house shows since April, according to Cagematch.

According to PWInsider, “there are rumblings of additional releases coming.”