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.
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Wave one included 16 WWE superstars, wave two saw that grow to 22, wave three grew to 25 releases in one day and wave four added 12 more WWE departures for a total of 42 exits since Christmas.
Other released talent are being reported:
* Kathy Campanelli (Alyssa Marino)
* Dorian Mak
* Jon Quasto
Additional furloughed coaches are reported to be:
* Serena Deeb
* Kendo Kashin
* Norman Smiley
* Ace Steele
With the above, that’s 49 exits from WWE since December 2019.
Tags: NXT, WWE, WWE Releases