After the incredible and never seen wave of layoffs that took place on April 15th by the Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) management against several of their Superstars and insiders, also very important such as Rusev, Zack Ryder, Drake Maverick, Kurt Angle, Mike Chioda and many others, it seems that the federation has now reversed, going to contact some of its former athletes and performers, proposing a new agreement to return to the contract.
The layoffs we were talking about, had arisen for the most part because of the economic problems due to the pandemic that hit the whole world, especially in the USA the last 2-3 months, with the WWE that had been from day to day other than having to cancel more than two-thirds of his annual shows and especially keeping his main events and tapings indoors without the possibility of having a paying audience in the hall.
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As if that wasn't enough, WWE has already had to produce two of its Pay-Per-Views (PPVs) without being able to have an audience in the theatre, with enormous difficulties that prevented fans from home to breathe the usual exciting evening, especially with Wrestlemania, with Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment who took the ball to do some experiments this year, such as the division into two evenings of the Showcase of the Immortals or the staging of two heavily edited matches such as the Boneyard match between The Undertaker and AJ Styles or the Firefly Fun House match between Bray Wyatt and John Cena.
Apparently, as revealed by the words of Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer, Vince McMahon would have decided to offer new contracts to several of the athletes fired last April, in a move that no one yet expected, but which still left pleasantly surprised the fans.
At the moment the well-known journalist has not mentioned the names of who could return, nor has he confirmed if these athletes have finally accepted their return, but apparently Vince McMahon and WWE would have offered these workers only a part of what was the economic compensation that they took in the company before their dismissal, a sign that many may not accept, looking for work elsewhere.
WWE's decision to sack its wrestlers and other employees did not go too well with the wrestlers, some of whom who posted on social media that they wouldn't rejoin the company again.