The two-year period 2020-2021 was truly nefarious for the Superstars and WWE insiders, with several very important names having been released, falling within a new budget cut policy mainly due to the covid-19 pandemic, which has done a lot of damage to the organization in the pro-wrestling world.
If the WWE had already gone to put their hands in an important way to its rosters, even in the night there was bad news from the USA, with several fighters and above all backstage workers, who were eliminated from the federation's payroll, with some names which were really shocking for the fans, to swallow, just like the various Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Nia Jax and all the other big names fired in the last period.
As has happened in all the latest waves of layoffs, WWE has slowly begun, 10-15 minutes apart, to confirm its releases, with the names of the insiders not appearing on -screens that have not even appeared on the official website of the federation, as happens instead with the staff who enter the ring.
Thanks to several important overseas sites, such as Fightful and PW Insider, we learn who have been the victims of this wave of cuts, which mainly took the creative and producing team part of NXT, with the following names that have been licensed by WWE: - William Regal
- Timothy Tatcher
- Hideki Suzuki (from Diamond Mine)
- Danny Burch
- Scott Armstrong
- Road Dogg
- George Carroll (producer and writer hired just last year)
- Cathy Corino (Allison Danger)
- Dave Kapoor (ex Ranjin Singh seen on-screen alongside The Great Khali)
- Sarah Cummins (WWE Senior Vice President of Consumer Products).
At the moment it appears that the cuts have ended here, although it's only a matter of time before WWE finds more names that have become superfluous in its org chart that it can eliminate, thus avoiding a waste of unnecessary money according to federation executives.
Drew McIntyre: "Brock Lesnar is terrifying but nice"
Brock Lesnar made his umpteenth return to WWE during the 2021 edition of SummerSlam. The Beast intervened shortly after Roman Reigns' victory over John Cena, starting a new feud with the Tribal Chief.
Not satisfied, the former Universal Champion beat down on the leader of the 'Cenation' to the sound of Suplex and F-5. Lesnar and Reigns later faced each other in Crown Jewel, Saudi Arabia, with Roman coming out victorious thanks also to the fundamental help of Jey and Jimmy Uso.
Yet another chapter of their rivalry should have been staged on Day 1, but the news of Reigns' positivity to the COVID-19 has turned the tables on the table. Brock was included in the match valid for the WWE Championship, from which he emerged victorious.
During a lengthy Sportskeeda microphone interview, Drew McIntyre analyzed Brock Lesnar's transformation in detail: "We had never seen this side of Brock Lesnar's character before. Before his return to SummerSlam, we had always observed the same version of the Beast.
Sometimes people loved it, other times they hated it. Now fans have a chance to see a different Brock than ever before. They understand that he can also be a fun and easygoing guy. He hid it to keep up with his gimmick. For years he did not want the world to know, while now he is showing how it is in everyday life.
He is terrifying in some circumstances, but he can also be bright and likable. His segments with Sami Zayn were a blast, ”said McIntyre. The Scot then went into detail: “Brock is back and he seemed invigorated to me.
He's got that weird hairstyle, that peasant dress and that smile on his face, all of which make him even scarier. He is having fun and he is entertaining the fans, but we must not forget that his favorite hobby of him is beating up opponents."