WWE axed another round of NXT Superstars this week, and now the pro wrestling world is set to see new free agents in 30 days. Alexander Wolfe’s name was one of the more surprising names on the list of firings.
Other names on that list didn’t surprise people as much such as Drake Wuertz and Velveteen Dream. We invite you to click here for the latest on Dream’s situation and here to read more about allegations about Wuertz’s controversial backstage behavior.
In an interview translated from German, former WWE NXT Superstar Alexander Wolfe spoke to Sport1 about his departure. It surprisingly wasn’t that big of a shock for Wolfe as it “hit him less” than he expected. His positive attitude certainly had a lot to do with that.
“I got a call from WWE on Wednesday and was told that my contract was not extended. It wasn’t officially a dismissal because my contract expires on June 15th. From then on I am no longer a wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment.”
“Strangely, it hit me less hard than I expected. I’m quite relaxed and happy, I don’t feel like pitying myself. First of all, I am generally a positive person, secondly, I can look back on six wonderful years at WWE with great and unique experiences, thirdly, I have had a plan B for a long time, which I am now tackling – and I also have little time to complain about it. because I have to organize a big move within four weeks, move furniture, cancel subscriptions, all the bells and whistles. It goes on and I am in good spirits that I can now apply everything I have learned elsewhere, where it is just as appreciated – maybe even more.”
He also made a point to say that WWE makes so much money that they don’t have to ever let anyone go. The excuse they used was “budget reasons,” but we all know that isn’t really the case. Wolfe more than understood that as well.
“The reason I was given was the pandemic time that savings are still necessary due to the global event restrictions. Well, that’s better than no reason at all, but ultimately you know: WWE makes so much money that no firing is really mandatory. But it is what it is. The machine continues to run, the parts are replaced. I see, that’s the business. I can say so much: I am proud of what I have achieved. I know I could have achieved more, but in a league like WWE you don’t have everything in your own hands. You have to control what you can control, I don’t think I can blame myself in that regard.”
Alexander Wolfe made it clear that he was likely leaving WWE in June anyway. His contract was up. They wrote him out of the storyline by having Imperium jump him, and then Alexander Wolfe was informed of his release the next day.
We’ll have to see what is next for Alexander Wolfe, but he is sure to have plenty of opportunities, especially after the world’s pro wrestling scene opens up a bit more.