WWE axed several members of their roster in recent memory and the women’s division saw some veterans leave. Mickie James, Ruby Riott, and more are no longer around the company to help elevate the division.

While talking on the Wrestling Classic, WWE Producer TJ Wilson spoke abut those recent releases. He works very closely with the women’s division and has been lauded as a huge supporter of the division backstage. He said he feels “really bad” for Lana and Ruby Riott, who were both fired on the same day, because they really have the drive to succeed. Sadly, WWE never gave them that real opportunity.

“Lana is always that person who wants to get better at all times. She’ll ask every question in the book, in a good way. She started working with me in September or October and she had been working hard. She was training with me last weekend. She always comes through and always working hard. Lana never shows up and doesn’t work hard. Every time she shows up, she works hard and every time she says she’s gonna show up, she’s shown up. It’s super unfortunate. I obviously don’t know any backstory on stuff, budget or whatever. I’m a big fan of hers. I’m a big fan of Buddy Murphy, Aleister Black, those two had some awesome matches and you could count on it to be awesome.”

“Ruby Riott, I’m a huge fan of. Just a cool person and a great attitude. I spend time in the guy’s locker room, but I work with the girls so much that I’m going to be more biased towards them. I feel bad for all those people and I feel really really bad for Lana and Ruby. I also know they’re both going to be more than okay. The truth is, I’ll end up being the loser out of this by not getting to work with them at this moment. I’ll work with them again. You can’t tell me [Lana] is the same performer six weeks ago that she was two years ago or one year ago. You can’t tell me that.”

We’ll have to see where Ruby Riott, now Ruby Soho, and Lana, now CJ Perry, land next. Mickie James is another name who will pop up again and it’s already confirmed that she will work at the NWA’s big 73rd Anniversary event coming up.

WWE might not be finished trimming costs either. This is certainly an interesting situation as many are wondering what is next in the company’s overall game plan. They will be doing it with a lighter roster, for sure.

What’s your take on this situation? Is WWE gearing up for a sale? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

Disqus Comments Loading...