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 with Ariel Helwani, Mickie James was asked about WWE releasing so many talents over the past couple of years, including herself. James stated that she finds it head-scratching.
“I genuienly find it to be head-scratching, but then again, the company has had an immense amount of hirings throughout the years, so they had expanded when it has gone on the road because it had like almost like a whole division of just NXT and WWE.
Then the pandemic has crushed everyone especially live events and touring and all of those things and, I don’t know, it’s just a whole it’s just unpleasant. It sucks for my friends. It sucks for my friends to not have a place to work and now that there’s, you know, seems to be competition like now they have somewhere to.”
WWE and Impact Wrestling managed to work out a deal for Mickie James’ appearance at the Women’s Royal Rumble match. It remains to be seen how James will fare in the match.