WWE released ten Superstars from their roster on April 15th, and they made cuts to the NXT brand a few weeks later. Just this week they also axed a lot of internal employees to restructure their entire system.

Vince McMahon’s company could be gearing up for a big corporate move. This might even include putting the company up for sale.

RVD didn’t comment about WWE’s recent internal releases, but he did make a remark about how he doesn’t know why fans are still shocked that WWE releases Superstars after WrestleMania every year.

Since I signed my 2001 contract with WWE, they’ve always followed WM with a change-up in the roster, which releases many people from their positions. Every year, the social world is shocked.


One fan replied to say that WWE releasing talent is “saddening,” and RVD replied to say: “As Ric Flair put it… when you live the life we do, you become desensitized to a lot. Don’t be sad bro.”

When asked if a release spree got him in WWE, RVD had to say it didn’t. He also never took his job for granted. “Not in WWE but if it had, my jaw wouldn’t have dropped in disbelief. I never took my job for granted or felt irreplaceable while I was there.”

There are a lot of changes going on in WWE right now. The company is preparing for a return to the road and live fans will add that organic element that programming has been missing. That also came with some cuts, but RVD isn’t surprised.

Were you surprised by all of the recent WWE releases? Sound off in the comments!

H Jenkins

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