While reports from WWE have stated these were done for budget reasons, there were certain talents who may have worsened their chances by backstage behavior.
On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio Dave Meltzer states that there was someone who complained about their booking, while another pouted about not being present at last weekend’s WrestleMania 37 pay per view. While neither of the wrestlers Meltzer mentions is mentioned by name, he does indicate that those actions could have been a key decision in them eventually getting cut.
He states, “There are a couple of people that got cut, and I heard this from two different people. One person was pouting that they weren’t at Wrestlemania, that did not help them, and another person had complained about their booking. When you’re marginal talent that’s not being used, then you complain about it, that didn’t help their cause.”
There have also been rumors that a crop of talent from NXT, most likely Performance Center recruits, would also be getting the ax, but zero names have been released as of this writing. This occurs one year to the day when WWE released a large crop of talent in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, an action that many have continued to criticize the company forever since.
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