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Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Murphy, More Released from WWE Contracts

WWE announced some shocking talent releases Wednesday, headlined by Braun Strowman and Aleister Black. The company noted that it also parted ways with Ruby Riott, Lana, Murphy and Santana Garrett. WWE's latest releases come less than two months after it terminated the contracts of several other Superstars, including Samoa Joe,...
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Tom Phillips Confirms His WWE Departure

Tom Phillips (Tom Hannifan) has seemingly confirmed his WWE departure, and says he’s excited for the future. As noted, it was reported back on May 27 that Phillips had been released from the company after 9 years on the job. WWE never announced the departure, but Tom acknowledged the departure on Twitter tonight when plugging a podcast interview to be released tomorrow.
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CM Punk Takes A Shot At WWE And Vince McMahon

Former WWE Champion CM Punk took to Twitter this evening and broke down why he thinks WWE is a “trash” product that still has viewers. Bloody Disgusting editor John Squires tweeted about WWE after it was announced today that Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Ruby Riott, Buddy Murphy and Santana Garrett were released.

28 WWE Superstars And Other On-Air Talent Who Have Left The Company In 2021

In recent years, WWE has seen some of its biggest stars leave the biggest wrestling promotion in the world to either hang up their boots or try their luck somewhere else. Few years, if any, compare to seemingly endless flood of WWE superstars and other on-air talent who have parted ways with the company, including longtime veterans like Big Show and Samoa Joe as well as younger stars like Andrade and Mojo Rawley.

Speculation On WWE Sale Spreads Amidst Today’s Releases

There’s been a lot of recent speculation online and within WWE about a potential sale of the company. WWE has made a number of budget cuts as of late, with one round taking place in mid-April as they did in April 2020, another round coming in mid-May, and then today’s 6 releases – Braun Strowman, Lana, Aleister Black, Ruby Riott, Buddy Murphy, and Santana Garrett. There was also the major corporate restructuring that went down in May, led by WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan. Khan was brought on in August 2020, and this latest corporate makeover is not the first action of his that has fueled rumors of a WWE sale to a company like Comcast, FOX or Disney.

5 Improvements WWE Must Make To Raw And SmackDown

WWE has spent the past 15 months navigating the treacherous waters of a fan-less era, and that’s been reflected in the quality of the programming for both the red and blue brands. Just last week, Monday Night Raw bottomed out to its worst ratings performance of 2021, averaging a yearly...

WWE Reportedly Planning More Cuts Including “Major Names”

WWE officials are reportedly planning to make more cost-cutting releases, possibly as early as this week. It was reported today by Fightful Select that sources all across the company are aware of major names that were being considered for the cuts. Names won’t be revealed by online sources until those involved have been informed themselves.

Many In WWE Believe The Company Is About To Be Up For Sale

WWE fired six people from their roster today, freeing up millions of dollars. Many are of the belief that President Nick Khan is positioning the company for a sale. WWE also fired over 60 people over the last week who were deemed as “redundancies” as they merged multiple departments into one new WWE Media division overseen by Kevin Dunne.
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Ranking the Best Opponents for John Cena's Rumored WWE Return

John Cena and Roman Reigns have a history that can easily be revisited this summer.Credit: For the first time since WrestleMania 36, the WWE Universe may be on the verge of finally seeing John Cena in a WWE ring again. There's no better time for the 16-time WWE world...

WWE Planted Seeds For Brock Lesnar’s Return On RAW

WWE could be setting the stage for Brock Lesnar’s return. His name came up on WWE programming and a big focus was put on him not working there in the process. The fact could be that his hiatus is coming to an end. During WWE RAW this week, Kofi Kingston...

Alexander Wolfe Says WWE Management “Dodged” Him Ahead Of Release

On today’s episode of The Wrestling Inc. Daily, Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman sat down with former WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Axel Tischer, formerly known as Alexander Wolfe. Hausman and Tischer discussed Tischer’s departure from WWE, and he commented on how he wasn’t released but rather his contract is not being renewed.

WWE 2K22 Must ‘Hit Different’ With Post-Release Content

The WWE 2K22 information has come out incrementally, but there are still Andre the Giant-sized gaps between what we know and what we don't about the upcoming game. The tagline is "It Hits Different," and part of 2K delivering on this promise can be seen in the developers giving the community a slight peek behind the curtain as each of 2K's teams is putting the game together.