Do the Superstars that WWE decided to fire last April owe their cut also to a little cautious attitude taken during the trip to Saudi Arabia last fall? This is the feeling that winds in the United States, where we are talking about the public complaints of several athletes who on Twitter denounced the difficulties of the flight back home and who may have even paid for them with their job.
Dave Meltzer raised this issue, adding this hypothesis to that of the need to cut costs, which WWE would operate in full emergency "helping" however to select its most expendable employees also on the basis of those who made known to the world problems in the notorious transfer from Riyadh to Buffalo in November 2019.
The expert journalist went back to talking about this year's notorious layoffs, trying to draw a full-blown panorama: "Everyone knew that the cuts involved those who complained about the money, a renewal or their salary.
For example Mike Bennett, who had an important engagement but was complaining, or Rusev who had ongoing disputes over the renewal of his contract, then there are Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, who declined the first WWE offer.
Saudi Arabia is to be carefully analyzed."
WWE released upwards of 25 employees back in April
Here, too, Meltzer wanted to be as clear as possible in his reconstruction: "There have been some guys who have made a bad publicity to the company regarding the facts of Saudi Arabia, I can think of Rusev, Karl Anderson and Joe Hennig.
Another it was Andrade, but he is part of the Flair family and therefore he is safe, but there was a lot of grudge from WWE, because on the upper floors of the company they have only one way of seeing that story. there was a problem with Saudi Arabia it was only because the various wrestlers said there was a problem with Saudi Arabia, making public an affair that could remain confidential.
In the face of all those tweets, however, WWE has not been able to deny the evidence and there are now lawsuits pending for the Saudi Arabia events," concluded Meltzer. Facts that, according to his reconstruction, several athletes would have even paid for the loss of the job.
Following last November's Crowl Jewel PPV, more than 175 employees were stuck onboard a plane that didn't take off for over six hours. Both the airline and WWE released false statements claiming a mechanical fault was to blame for not taking off, but those were quickly disproven.