Here we go again. WWE has struck another long list of layoffs, hitting many prominent wrestlers and many of the crowd's favorites. The relentless trend of releases, which began in April of this year, does not seem to have an end, not even after the return of the public to the arenas and stadiums and even after the return of the federation to Saudi Arabia.
Leaving Stamford-based company on this occasion are names of the highest caliber, some of whom had just made their debut on the main roster or had just received a push or a new character. Among the most striking names, we certainly find those of Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) and Keith Lee, who had just been nicknamed Bearcat.
The women's division also loses important pieces such as Nia Jax and Eva Marie, who the WWE has never lacked television time. Also surprising is the dismissal of B-Fab, which together with Hit Row had just made its first appearance on SmackDown.
The following is the list of Raw and SmackDown Superstars fired tonight: Keith Lee
Karrion Kross and Scarlett
Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado)
WWE layoffs also come to NXT
NXT was also hit by the recent layoffs.
The third WWE brand has lost important pieces, especially at the level of the women's division. The most high-sounding name is certainly that of Ember Moon, who has collected an NXT Women's Championship and an NXT Tag Team Championship.
Franky Monet (hired this year) was also fired despite her leading role on the shows and former couple champion Oney Lorcan, who revealed that he had asked for release long ago. This is the full list of NXT roster licensing: Ember Moon
Jeet Rama The reason for the layoffs in WWE.
According to Sean Ross, the Superstars who were fired received an email from John Laurinaitis stating the usual budget cuts as the reason for the release. It is currently unknown whether WWE will proceed with further layoffs in the next few hours.