WWE released over 16 Superstars since April, and they are not finished trimming their bottom line. The company is rumored to be setting itself up for a sale, but that might not happen so soon. It won’t stop the company from cutting a bunch of wrestlers.
Ringside News exclusively reported on the kind of thing Vince McMahon is looking for in NXT call-ups. He doesn’t want wrestlers, he wants characters. This might be worth taking into consideration as we carry on in the months ahead.
During the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast, Andrew Zarian confirmed that he was told that WWE is not finished releasing Superstars. At this point, it is unknown how many will be cut and when the company will hand those releases down. More Superstars are destined to lose their jobs at this rate.
“I do know that they want to cut back on these contracts and there are more releases. There will be more. I don’t know when, but I was told, ‘yeah this isn’t the final cut.’ So, we’ll see.”
WWE cut 16 Superstars in quick order, and that doesn’t include NXT firings or releasing Andrade from his deal with no non-compete clause attached to his release. The company is still looking to trim their bottom line, and WWE has a lot of money invested in talent contracts.
It’s never good when someone loses their job, especially for the sake of a billion-dollar company’s bottom line. We’ll have to see what’s next in this situation, but any chance to perform on screen for Superstars is an opportunity to keep their job at this point.
What’s your take on WWE releasing more Superstars? Do they really need to be cutting so many people as they return to live touring? Sound off in the comments!
Transcription by Ringside News