For 2020, so far, there have been several waves of WWE exits.
Despite being an essential service, a decision that appears to some to be a political quid pro quo, which a WWE expects these departures, a mix of releases and furloughs, will save WWE $48 million annually. The number of head office staff released or furloughed is unknown at this time.
In addition, Vince McMahon’s XFL reboot has filed for bankruptcy; WWE had a small stake in that venture.
WWE’s Bloody Wednesday Wave 4 Includes 2 More Releases and 10 Others Furloughed! 42 Gone From WWE In Less Than 6 Months!
Wave one one today include 16 WWE superstars, wave two saw that grow to 22 and wave three grew to 25 releases in one day for a total of 30 departures since Christmas.
Well, with the above and below news combined, we now have 42 WWE departures, 28 happened today, since December 2019; most were releases.
One Spanish announcer:
* Jerry Soto
The impacted producers are:
* Lance Storm
* Scott Armstrong
* Fit Finlay
* Shawn Daivari
* Mike Rotunda
* Shane Helms
* Billy Kidman
* Pat Buck
* Sarah Stock
It is assumed that because they have been furloughed most if not all will back once the pandemic and related government measures to combat it ease.
On-air NXT talent Josiah Williams along with Andrea Listenberger from creative have apparently been released.
A sad day.
Tags: NXT, WWE, WWE Releases