WWE does some cleaning amidst coronavirus

by | Apr 17, 2020 | General | 0 comments

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) took the term spring cleaning to a whole new level, as on the 15th of April. They have released over 19 Employees such as superstars, backstage producers and writers. The event being called black Wednesday by fans has been a long time coming for WWE. Over the course of the last few years the company has been so called “stock piling” all lot of the top wrestling talent across the globe as well as keeping whoever they can from leaving to go work for the competition such as All Elite Wrestling.
But just a day after the company was deemed an essential business for the state of Florida the company said in their annual conference call “their will be a significant cut of personal moving forward.” For the Fans at home this was something no one thought would happen on this scale. The past 3 years WWE has made it a priority to clean out the underutilized talent around this time every year. But never on a scale this big as name have been coming out after every show the company runs.
This is somewhat understandable for the company as every major sports company is getting hit very hard with everything that is going on. Including the XFL another venture by WWE owner Vince McMahon had to file for bankruptcy after they canceled the remainder of the season due to COVID-19. There has been no reason given on why all of these cuts are happening but most fans have said that it is due to the coronavirus limiting what the WWE can do as they have been running shows from their training facility for over a month and they have lost a lot of money doing so.

The Wrestlers who have been released are:

  • Drake Maverick (James Curtin)
  • Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers)
  • Karl Anderson (Chad Allegra)
  • Luke Gallows (Drew Hankinson)
  • Heath Slater (Heath Miller)
  • Aiden English (Matthew Rehwoldt)
  • Eric Young (Jeremy Fritz)
  • EC3 (Michael Hutter)
  • Lio Rush (Lionel Green)
  • Kurt Angle
  • Sarah Logan (Sarah Rowe)
  • Mike Chioda
  • Primo (Edwin Colon)
  • Epico (Orlando Colon Nieves)
  • Rowan (Joseph Ruud)
  • Mike Kanellis (Mike Bennett)
  • Maria Kanellis
  • Zack Ryder (Matthew Cardona)
  • No Way Jose (Levis Valenzuela)
  • Rusev (Miroslav Barnyashev)
  • Deonna Purrazzo
  • Aleksandar Jaksic

Producers and backstage personal are :

  • Dave (Fit) Finlay
  • Lance Storm
  • Mike Rotunda
  • Shane (Hurricane) Helms
  • Scott Armstrong
  • Pat Buck
  • Sarah Stock
  • Shawn Davari
  • Billy Kidman
For the Producers and backstage personal they have been told this will only be a temporary Layoff. But for the wrestlers, who most of them have not gotten any tv time for a while there is no guarantee they will be brought back, some wrestlers have already said their final goodbyes to the company as a result of this. To all the wrestlers effected we at The World Wide Sports Radio Network, we wish you the best and hope that you will land on your feet when the dust settles from this.

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