The WWE releases will reportedly become a regular occurrence moving forward, according to Fightful Select.
Since the start of the pandemic, WWE have released dozens of talents from their rosters, including Raw, SmackDown, NXT and 205Live. Some talents were yet to appear on television, whereas others were prominent names who had been in the company for over a decade, with some even being former world champions.
A high level official within WWE has reportedly reached out to Fightful Select, revealing that in 2018, WWE entered a ‘talent stashing mode’, which would see them collect talents, and create Performance Centers worldwide.
This then slowed down as the company put a larger focus on NXT’s move to USA Network in 2019, before the pandemic brought the plans to a halt just one year later.
The official expressed extreme frustration with the current goings-on within WWE, with the ‘its business’ line being used from a corporate and business standpoint.
It was further noted that the releases by WWE are a collaborative effort, however Vince McMahon can ‘personally put a stop’ to any of them. The releases are expected to remain a regular occurrence for WWE, despite not being a major concern within WWE for almost four years (Summer 2016 – Start of 2020)