WWE has been releasing several employees including WWE Superstars for the past several months. This began with the release of Superstars such as Chelsea Green and Mickie James in April last year. An astounding number of talents have been released last year and it seems the company already started releasing more talents this year.
Back in June, WWE held yet another round of cuts from the company and it included several big names. Among them include the likes of Aleister Black and Buddy Murphy. Unfortunately, WWE released several Superstars again a couple of weeks ago. This included the likes of Nia Jax, Karrion Kross, Keith Lee, Mia Yim and more.
That was not all as WWE has released even more talents including John Morrison, Drake Maverick, Tegan Nox. WWE also decided to kick off the new year in the worst way possible as they released the likes of William Regal, Road Dogg, Timothy Thatcher, Danny Burch, Allison Danger, and Ace Steel along with writer Ryan Katz.
While speaking on the Rich Eisen Show, John Cena addressed WWE’s mass releases over the past couple of years. Cena sympathized with all the talents and members of staff who were released.
“They are also quite bullish on continuing to hire new talent so the NXT Performance Center is – I do not want to say overwhelmed, but they were at max capacity. So you have all of these performers and a lot of them are not getting a chance to perform and I think that’s the real frustrating thing, both to the WWE and from a stance of a performer.
I was brought up in bi-annual cuts and it happened all the time and I just think WWE went through such a long period of not releasing anybody and now the company is going back into that rhythm again, that it is a very abrupt shift to somebody who’s not familiar with that and I do. My heart goes out to everybody who has to get that sad news because that’s a tough conversation to have.”
Over 90 talents have been released by WWE in the past year or so. WWE is determined to release as many talents and members of their staff as they can at this point in time and it is highly unlikely they will stop anytime soon.
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