Tonight WWE made another series of roster to Raw and SmackDown, including names like John Morrison, Hit Row, Tegan Nox, and more. Since the news hits reactions have come from other professional wrestlers in the industry, both in WWE and outside the company, who have shared kind thoughts with those affected and express their heartache and dismay that more people have lost their jobs. Pete Dunne, Taya Valkyrie, Rhea Ripley, Ricochet, Scarlett Bordeaux, Keith Lee, and more all reacted to the news, and you can find their reactions below.
This will make about 80 wrestlers released in 2021 alone, and during a previous interview earlier in the year (when the number was around 50), Ariel Helwani of BT Sport spoke to WWE President Nick Khan about why there have been so many releases this year. .
“I don’t know there is one explanation for it,” Khan said. “I think in the end, what’s looked at is whether this person – for us – will move the needle now or in the near future. So, by the way, we had a trial, a two-day trial in Las Vegas that ended. Yesterday. Which Triple H , and Johnny Laurinaitis, and Bruce Prichard were all across, as were the rest of us. We signed over a dozen new talents coming out of that test. And I’m not suggesting, “Oh, that’s why. we cut the other talent. “But we’re always looking for what’s next. We live in the present, we live in the future. We don’t live in the past. So when people leave, and they move on with their lives. and their careers. “That’s good for us. For us, it’s what works for us and our product at that point in time, and again, what will work along the way. And for the most part, the existing roster is based on that.”