It will surely be remembered as one of the most important in recent WWE history. After the cuts that took place on 15th April 2020 and 2021, Vince McMahon's company made a further series of cuts. These included many prominent names but the most sensational release in this latest tranche made official by the Stamford-based company was undoubtedly the farewell of the former WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman.
Most of the superstars released had in fact an important role in the company, some had just started new storylines and others were even returning from titled challenges. The WWE Universe was left open-mouthed and quite bewildered by a situation that appears particular and that makes all the insiders and fans of this business ask what is the reason for these sudden changes.
Booker T's words about Braun Strowman
A few weeks ago he was engaged in the Triple Threat Match valid for the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley and now Braun, surprisingly enough, finds himself out of the company.
During the last Hall of Fame podcast, former WWE superstar and Hall of Fame Booker T tried to clarify the reason for the firing of The Monster Among Us: "Surely when I read it I thought 'Wow, really Braun Strowman?', Then I started looking at it from a commercial point of view and in fact, Braun had an incredible contract and he was certainly making a lot of money.
But when you see the release of a wrestler of this caliber, you think 'Who really needs WWE?" Continuing, Booker T also explained why WWE did not find the right role for Strowman in the company and said: "Without taking anything away from Braun, but it was really an enigma, and compared to the past things have changed with current wrestlers.
Putting Braun Strowman against wrestlers on the main roster was difficult and it was hard to find a couple removed." Booker T explained that now in WWE they prefer wrestlers of smaller and more athletic stature and no longer the giants of the past.