For well over a year now WWE has released well over one hundred members of staff and also Superstars along with them. The company went through a lot of changes and that means disbanding of various divisions as well.
As reported earlier, WWE disbanded their Japanese division, in a move that certainly took many people by surprise. They fired more than 100 employees with the disbandment.
It was also reported that due to the company disbanding their Japanese division, the company will no longer be touring in Japan for the foreseeable future. To add to that, the company even disbanded the UK divisions as well, which has made many fans wonder why such drastic actions were taken.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer explained why WWE decided to dissolve the Japanese and United Kingdom divisions. It was said that due to NXT’s new direction, the idea of running NXT branches all over is less of a priority.
It was also said that the UK division was simply not performing well enough for it to continue and that WWE will focus on what happens in the USA.
“Somewhat quietly, WWE has closed down its Japanese company and U.K. company. The first company shut down was WWE Japan Holdings which ran an office in that country to promote shows and in theory was to lead to an NXT promotion in that country or an attempt to purchase an existing company which never happened. The belief is with a new direction,the idea of running NXT branches all over is less of a priority.”
Many fans feel NXT’s new direction is a few steps backwards as far as the development of the brand is concerned. Ultimately WWE will do what they want to and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
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