This week in Writing With Russo, a format where the former WWE booker analyzes the main topics of WWE and AEW, Russo spoke about the situation between the McMahon company and Charlotte Flair. According to the man, in fact, the Queen could ask for his release shortly, with the WWE who, however, will not want to grant it to him, forcing her to still respect the years she has on the contract, which we know to be a little longer, even if we do not have the precise number.
These are his words: "So now we're going to play this little game of chess. Probably, I think, she'll ask for her release, and I don't think they'll let her. They'll make her life hell. I don't know the terms of her contract, brother.
I don't know how long he's under contract, but in the end, brother, he's probably going to have to use it until that contract is done. " Russo himself also said a few days ago: "When you get to the point that you are unhappy and you don't want to work for that company anymore, and you make it up in your mind… Let's take a look at Charlotte Flair, brother.
Her husband [boyfriend] is in AEW, WWE has treated her father like shit about her over the years. Brother, you can make any price of any kind to Tony Khan [president AEW ed], any price, and you know it." Russo also said that no amount of money would have been enough to entice Charlotte Flair to stay if she had already decided to leave WWE psychologically, remembering her days in WCW.
"I negotiated a two-year contract for a million dollars, like. For two years, because I was going to save everything and was going to end it, plus brother, I got bonuses, incentives and things like that. I swear to God, Chris , three months later, three months later, I was on the phone with my lawyer and I said, 'I don't care what you have to do, get me out of this deal.'
And brother, I don't have Charlotte Flair's money, I don't have the money of a wrestler, but there was two years, two million dollars and I was like, get me out of this. So, money doesn't matter. All the money in the world won't make her happy."
Here are the WWE layoffs: Karrion Kross, Eva Marie, Keith Lee, Nia Jax
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.