WWE releases Steve ‘The Brooklyn Brawler’ Lombardi after 33 years

Wednesday May 11th, 2016

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One of WWE’s longest-tenured wrestlers is no longer with the promotion. 

Steve “The Brooklyn Brawler” Lombardi was released by WWE last week after 33 years with the company, PWInsider.com reported on Tuesday

Lombardi, 55, joined the WWF in 1983 and filled a number of roles during his time as a wrestler. His first appearance as the Brooklyn Brawler came in 1989 and he had a match against The Red Rooster at Wrestlemania V later that year. The Red Rooster defeated Lombardi and his manager, Bobby Heenan.

His biggest moment in the ring came in 2000 when he defeated Triple H in a handicap match. 

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Lombardi scaled back his WWE appearances in recent years. 

WWE announced last Friday that Santino Marella, Cameron, Hornswoggle, Alex Riley, El Torito and Zeb Colter were also released. 

- Dan Gartland

[via Fox Sports]

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