In the last months of 2021, WWE substantially cut its rosters, carrying out some quite important releases that had taken away from the federation's rings very famous people, such as Nia Jax, Karrion Kross, Keith Lee, Ember Moon and many others.
Among the many, what certainly caused the most sensation was the name of Nia Jax, former world champion of the Stamford-based company, as well as former tag team champion recently, paired with Shayna Baszler, with the two who had also started a feud.
Unfortunately, however, the names that WWE wanted to release were really many, at the turn of the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, both on the main roster and at NXT, where the McMahon company also hit the backstage and management, eliminating big names like William Regal, Road Dogg, Dave Kapoor and many other key members of the team set up by Triple H.
New cuts in WWE
In the last week, news broke out that the former Intercontinental and tag team champion of the company, Curtis Axel and Ariya Daivari lately had been joined by the creative team of the federation, to create new storylines and to give further ideas to the WWE team.
Apparently, after a few weeks of waiting, in which the two should have been officially included in the creative team, WWE has decided to sack them from the staff, firing them ahead of time, with the well-known website PW Insider officially confirming the thing only in the last few hours.
What was a nefarious rumor, then, turned out to be the raw and straightforward truth for two former well-known faces of the federation, who until a few years or months ago worked weekly in front of WWE cameras, one in the B Team with Bo Dallas and the other to 205 Live.
For the two now, new roads of employment are opening up in independent companies and even other projects perhaps not related to pro-wrestling. WWE is reportedly planning on releasing more NXT Superstars soon, and the announcement might be around the corner.
In recent years, names like Miro, Andrade, Malakai Black, Adam Cole and many other former employees of Vince McMahon now work in AEW. More recently - Athena, Jeff Hardy, Toni Storm, and Samoa Joe have been regulars on Dynamite and Rampage.