More Shocking WWE Releases!

Stamford cuts more WWE Superstars siting Budget Cuts, even after making record profits in the last quarter.

More Shocking WWE Releases!

Earlier today Sean Ross Sapp from Fightful.com announced that there was going to be further WWE Roster Cuts coming, with the tweet from his Twitter account as seen below.

Shortly after Sean Ross Sapp was back on Twitter to announce that the following WWE Superstars, have in fact been released from their contracts.

These releases have come after an already shocking turn of events where more roster cuts were announced several weeks ago with a list that included Karrion Kross, Nia Jax, Mia Yim and Keith Lee. With these new releases, it takes the toll of released superstars so far this year up to approximately 80, and that’s not taking into consideration any backstage staff who may have also been cut during this time. Since the start of 2020, Denise Salcedo reports that WWE have released 125 people, as seen by the below Tweet. 

Once again Sean Ross Sapp reports that WWE’s Head of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis has again cited Budget Cuts as the reason for these superstar releases, a reason that is not sitting too well with a lot of people considering WWE has been making record profits last quarter, which was revealed right after the last budget cuts.

One name amongst the latest releases was John Morrison, who’s wife Taya Valkyrie aka Franky Monet was released in the last round of “Budget Cut Releases”. Valkyrie, understandably, took to Twitter to make her feelings known, as well as Cash Wheeler as seen by the Tweets below.

Understandably Taya Valkyrie is not happy with WWE who have shown a pattern of firing talent during a pandemic and through one of the toughest times world over, in recent memory. With WWE’s constant stream of talent releases since early 2020, one has to wonder how a company can make record profits and site Budget Cuts as the reason for employee releases.

There has been a lot of speculation over the last 18 months as to what WWE’s game plan is in relation to all these cuts, to the point where a lot of people are speculating that Vince McMahon could be gearing up to sell WWE, which means the roster cuts makes sense from a financial point of view as it makes the company look more enticing to potential new buyers.

Right now, that is pure speculation, all we can do is sit back and watch to see where the hammer falls next. One thing is for certain, if WWE keep on making cuts like this, one has to wonder if there will be a profitable roster left or if WWE will have a fan base to please moving forward. With so many releases and so many options for wrestlers out there to find work, WWE could be turning away fans and in essence be shooting themselves in the foot.

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