posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 05:45 PM
WWE released former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion Rikishi yesterday.
Rikishi hasn't been in action lately due to an ankle injury, and the general feeling amongst others was that he wasn't exactly hurrying to return as
quickly as he could have. Reasons for this were believed to be down to the fact that he had a higher downside than an upside to wrestling, thus made
just as much money not working, as he would have working.
It was also known that WWE wanted him to lost weight so that they could possibly change his gimmick, but he didn't do so.