Vince McMahon is the Chairman of WWE and oversees everything that goes on in the company, right down to the most minute of details. Vince McMahon is also larger than life and is known to do the craziest of things.

For the past few months, WWE has been releasing several talents from their contracts, which began with the likes of Mickie James and Chelsea Green being released back in April.

The company released even more NXT Superstars in their latest batch of releases, including the likes of Bronson Reed and Bobby Fish. In total, WWE has released 52 Superstars so far this year.

It was previously reported that the recent mass releases from NXT are part of the brand’s rebranding. According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer radio, NXT is likely to go back to a more ‘old school’ style of developmental.


It was said that the edict from within the company was that they were looking for a very specific group of wrestlers, and they want to change the kind of Superstar they’re currently bringing in.

“‘No more midgets, no one starting in their 30s. They want people who can be box office attractions and main characters.’ Of course, box office attractions is one of those self-fulfilling prophecies.”

Meltzer further stated that the latest batch of releases came at the order of Vince McMahon, Bruce Pritchard and John Laurinaitis, and that Triple H and Shawn Michaels had no control over them.

We will have to wait and see how WWE will be changing up NXT and turning it into an old school developmental brand.

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