WWE parts ways with Jinder Mahal, Xia Li and Xyon Quinn

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Three wrestlers have reportedly left the WWE roster, including a former world champion.

Jinder Mahal, Xia Li, and Xyon Quinn reportedly all parted ways with WWE this week, per reports and statements from some of the wrestlers.

Mahal teased a potential WWE departure via social media on Friday night. “I quit,” he said on X. “Maharaja out.” Moments later, a report from PWInsider confirmed that Mahal was no longer on the roster.

Mahal, 37, returned to the WWE roster in 2016 after a previous stint with the promotion. His run included a brief time as WWE Champion, earning the belt off Randy Orton in 2017 and defending it on four pay-per-view events before dropping it to AJ Styles later in the year.

Mahal was less present on WWE programming in recent months, appearing in just eight TV matches since the start of 2023. He had a short rivalry with Seth Rollins early this year, culminating with a 13-minute title match on an episode of Raw.

 Li confirmed her release through a post on social media.

“It has been over seven years since I joined WWE and as the first female Chinese superstar, I feel incredibly proud,” she wrote. “I am sincerely grateful for WWE and HHH for welcoming me into this big family.

Li made her in-ring debut back in 2017 as part of the Mae Young Classic. She then became a regular talent in NXT for years, staying on the roster up until 2021. She had a brief run on the main roster in recent years, including four different Royal Rumble appearances and a dozen Smackdown matches.

Quinn’s exit from the WWE roster was confirmed by Fightful Select. Quinn joined WWE on a developmental deal in 2018, making the move over to wrestling after a career in rugby. He mainly appeared as part of the NXT brand but was officially brought up to the main roster in 2023. He has wrestled just twice over the past year, with one of the appearances being a battle royal.

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