WWE has struck another long list of layoffs, hitting many prominent wrestlers and many of the crowd's favorites. The relentless trend of releases, which began in April of this year, seems to have no end, not even after the return of the public to the arenas and stadiums and even after the return of the federation to Saudi Arabia.
Leaving the Stamford company on this occasion are names of the highest caliber, some of whom had just made their debut on the main roster or had just received a push or a new character. Among the most striking names we certainly find those of Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) and Keith Lee, who had just been nicknamed Bearcat.
The women's division also loses important pieces such as Nia Jax and Eva Marie, who the WWE has never lacked television time. Also surprising is the dismissal of B-Fab, which together with Hit Row had just made its first appearance on SmackDown.
The following is the list of Raw and SmackDown Superstars fired tonight: Keith Lee
Karrion Kross and Scarlett
Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado)
Harry Smith The third WWE brand has lost important pieces, especially at the level of the women's division.
The most high-sounding name is certainly that of Ember Moon, who has collected an NXT Women's Championship and an NXT Tag Team Championship. Franky Monet (hired this year) was also fired despite her leading role on the shows and former couple champion Oney Lorcan, who revealed that he had asked for release long ago.
This is the full list of NXT roster licensing: Ember Moon
According to Sean Ross, the Superstars who were fired received an email from John Laurinaitis stating the usual budget cuts as the reason for the release.
It is currently unknown whether WWE will proceed with further layoffs in the next few hours. Stay tuned to WorldWrestling.it for all the updates on the reasons for the choices of these names.
WWE continues layoffs!
The last two years has been a real disaster for the members of the WWE rosters and for its entire crew.
From the outbreak of the global pandemic from covid-19 until today, WWE has created a very solid program of financial and budget cuts, with which it has gone to file numerous departments, firing left and right, without the slightest hesitation.
If the biggest names had come for the best-known Superstars, such as Braun Strowman, Rusev, Bray Wyatt, Zack Ryder, Kurt Angle, and many other athletes and road agents, numerous other backstage and office personalities had been eliminated from the organization chart, WWE, including employees who have worked with WWE for over 30 years.
Apparently, however, this new company policy would not have faded yet, with the latest news coming from the United States still shaking fans and employees for the moment still under contract with the Stamford federation.
As confirmed in the last hours by the well-known site Fightful, through the words of the journalist Sean Ross Sapp, the WWE would have continued to fire after weeks of detention, also numerous other employees, with the well-known journalist who in fact reported in the last few hours: "Fightful confirmed that WWE has opted for several office cuts this week.
We have been told in single figures." Although WWE has not opted for large waves of layoffs this time, but has only fired a few collaborators here and there, the number of athletes and various employees eliminated from 2020 to today, rises even more, with the tally that well exceeds 250 units, in just under two years.
At the moment it is not known which department the last dismissed employees were associated with, but the certain thing is that the employees were part of the Stamford offices and therefore not personalities known to the general public.
Who knows if this budget reduction policy is nearing its end or if new releases and waves of layoffs are still to be expected in the coming months?