It was first reported by Dave Meltzer that WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis texted all of the wrestlers still under contract with the company to inform them.
The text read as following, courtesy of PWinsider.com:
“Due to Budget cuts the following talent were released today. Braun Strowman, Lana, Buddy Murphy, Santana Garrett, Ruby Riott, and Aleister Black. – John Laurinaitis.”