This morning, World Wrestling Entertainment announced that veteran wrestler Dave Taylor, last seen teaming with Drew McIntyre on Smackdown, has been released from the company.

Aside from his limited in-ring work for the company, Taylor had also worked in WWE's developmental system.

The company traditionally does "spring cleaning" after Wrestlemania, so don't be surprised to see more cuts in the coming weeks. As we reported here at the site, WWE released 3 developmental talents last week.

ECW star Balls Mahoney was officially released by World Wrestling Entertainment this afternoon. wished him well in his future endeavors. Mahoney was one of the few remaining ECW originals still with the company. He was hired for the relaunch of the ECW brand in 2006 and was only used on television a few times since then.

The company also released developmental talent Michael Thompson today, according to PWInsider. Thompson was training at Florida Championship Wrestling. WWE was hopeful that his football background would give him an edge in his wrestling training, but they were not satisfied with his progress.

With 3 developmental stars getting released last week and now Dave Taylor, Balls Mahoney and Michael Thompson today, spring cleaning is in full effect.

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