Ricardo Rodriguez was released from WWE on Wednesday as part of the company's budget cuts. Since breaking Rodriguez away from Rob Van Dam, the company had struggled to find a spot for him on the main roster. Rodriguez was given a role on the Spanish broadcast team and worked occasional matches under a masked Lucha Libre gimmick known as El Local.
Rodriguez wanted to wrestle and that was something he shared in his first comments following the news of his release broke:
I have come to terms with WWE on my release. I want to thank them for a great 4 years. But I miss wrestling
— Ricardo Rodriguez (@RRWWE) July 30, 2014
He's expected to work dates on the independent scene and Tweeted a photo on Friday where the was bowling in Florida with TNA Knockout Brittany:
— Ricardo Rodriguez (@RRWWE) August 2, 2014