WWE has been on a mission to release as many talents and members of staff as possible. This all started in April with the release of Superstars such as Mickie James and Chelsea Green.
It then led to the shocking releases of Braun Strowman, Aleister Black and Buddy Murphy back in June. After that more NXT talents were released.
Bray Wyatt was also released last month which certainly shocked the entire pro wrestling world. Finally, WWE released even more NXT Superstars recently including Bronson Reed and Bobby Fish.
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Mark Henry talked about the latest batch of WWE NXT releases. Henry stated that he was shocked the talents were released during Friday Night Smackdown, comparing it to throwing a grenade in the room.
“Getting that news, and man, I’m just sitting here like still perplexed about the fact (that) it happened during the show. Like, hey guys, ‘I’m going to throw this grenade in the room and see what happens.’ What did they think was going to be the reaction from the fans?”
From the looks of it, WWE will continue to release more talents, as it is said to be regular occurrence from now on. It was said that WWE will be repackaging NXT soon so we will have to wait and see how that turns out.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes.