WWE literally stunned all its fans by announcing through its official channels the release of some wrestlers of the company. The 15th of April for the second consecutive year saw this choice by the company of Vince McMahon, forced to expel part of its staff due to the problems related to the pandemic and which have seen the total absence of the public in recent months.
Among the wrestlers of the company, there was a tense air and there were many who feared receiving a call for their release; the following wrestlers were eventually released: Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Kalisto, Mickie James, Tucker, Chelsea Green, Bo Dallas, and Wesley Blake.
These releases have caused a lot of criticism from the WWE Universe on the social world.
The WWE Universe isn't happy with Vince McMahon
During the last episode of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, they discussed why the WWE made this choice and according to the well-known portal, the federation has blamed all the blame on a clear budget cut for wrestlers.
It was John Laurinaitis, recently called back to work with wrestlers, who made the bitter calls to formalize the wrestler's release. During the broadcast, however, everyone pointed out that WWE has lived in the last year, despite the pandemic, numbers with record profits, but this has not stopped the choice of Vince McMahon and all the executives close to the company.
All WWE superstars released yesterday must now undergo non-compete clauses with other federations and will not be able to participate in other events for another 90 days. Samoa Joe and anyone else of the released wrestlers can sign a new contract with another wrestling company starting July 14th.
Both Samoa Joe and Mickie James have said they want to get back to fighting as soon as possible and can't wait to get back in, but that can only come after the next 3 months. April 15, 2021, was almost a deja vu for the wrestling world.
Exactly one year ago, in what was called the "Black Wednesday", WWE released several superstars at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The same was the case this year as well with WWE releasing a total of 10 superstars.
The released WWE Superstars were Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Bo Dallas, Mickie James, Chelsea Green, Tucker, Wesley Blake, Mojo Rawley, and Kalisto. The fans weren't happy with this decision from Vince McMahon, especially because WWE has been making a lot of profit and there was no need to release talents for the purpose of budget cuts.