May 11, 2007
Two cut from WWE roster
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling
In the first major roster move since WrestleMania, WWE has released two wrestlers from its roster.
Rob Conway and 2 Cold Scorpio, two veterans of the squared circle, were given their release. On separate statements on wwe.com, the fed stated that both were released from their contracts. For Conway, the move was noted as being effective, "as of today, May 11."
Conway, a former WWE Tag Team Champion as a member of the La Resistance, was a standout in Ohio Valley Wrestling before making his way up to the Fed, acting as a French sympathizer. Together with Rene Dupree and Sylvain Grenier, the trio became a mainstay on Raw. Later on, however, Dupree was moved to Smackdown (and later ECW), leaving Conway and Grenier as a tandem.
Eventually, Conway and Grenier would part ways, with Grenier also moving to Smackdown. Now on his own, Conway developed a cocky persona akin to Buff Bagwell. The superstar would occasionally be seen on Raw, however, not becoming deeply entrenched in a stable feud. Perhaps his most memorable moment as a singles wrestler came at WWE Homecoming in 2005, when he entered a ring filled with WWE Legends and was summarily pummeled by the retired stars.
Conway's last televised WWE match took place on January 1, 2007 against Jeff Hardy. Immediately following a defeat, Conway was fired on-camera by Vince McMahon. He had not appeared on WWE TV since.
Scorpio, meanwhile, had not seen action on WWE TV since he was re-signed by the company in 2006. Scorpio, whose real name is Charles Skaggs, had previously gone under the moniker of Flash Funk in the then WWF in the mid-90s, a gimmick he used during spot appearances at WWE live events recently. During the latter part of his first WWF/E run, Skaggs used the Scorpio gimmick, which had earned him a lot of attention as part of ECW.
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