Steve “Brooklyn Brawler” Lombardi was released by WWE earlier this month for unknown reasons. To update on this, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that he was let go due to something that was a “small mistake” by him. Meltzer didn’t elaborate on what the mistake was.
Lombardi was with the company for over 30 years and reportedly had a good enough relationship with the company that the door is open for him to return in the future. Former WWE announcer and Executive Vice President of Talent Relations Jim Ross wrote last week that he was “surprised to see” Lombardi let go, and that he was in “good spirits” when they talked after his release.
He’s currently taking independent bookings at BookBrawler@gmail.com.