WWE cut six Superstars from the main roster today and fans were a bit shocked. An even bigger event could be coming up soon as many are under the impression that Vince McMahon is gearing up for an even bigger development.
Nick Kahn has done a lot of things since coming on as WWE’s President. This included massive cuts to consolidate divisions. Over 60 internal employees have been released along with 16 main roster Superstars and several NXT talent within the past month.
WWE is still recording record profits, but now their bottom line is much lower. Cutting Braun Strowman saved them $1 million a year alone.
Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Ruby Riott, Buddy Murphy, and Santana Garrett were all cut today. Some of those people wanted to leave the company.
According to a report from Fightful Select, there could be some fire with all that smoke about selling the company. Nothing has been confirmed, but the idea is certainly out there.
A lot of these releases were a surprise to many, and several within the company have already inquired to Fightful about the endgame of said releases. There is a lot of speculating within about a potential sale down the line, but we’ve not heard that from WWE officials.
Former WWE writer Dave Schilling theorized that Vince McMahon was gearing up to put his company on the market. They have guaranteed money coming in from Saudi Arabia, Fox, and NBCU. That Peacock deal certainly sweetens the pot as well. Dave Meltzer had previously stated this after over 60 internal employees were fired.
The trick is that WWE needs to find a buyer who has no issue with making trips to Saudi Arabia for huge events. That might not be too hard to find considering how much money the deal is worth.
We will have to see what is in the future, but there are a lot of questions surrounding WWE and who will own it in the future.
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