That’s another thing. This week saw nearly twenty wrestlers leaving WWE in the span of one day, as the company released several wrestlers at once. The wrestlers released were from all different levels of the company, including younger and less established wrestlers and bigger stars. However, it seems that some of them had something in common as one of WWE’s newer rules may have been in play.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, age may have played a factor in some of the WWE’s releases. The company is looking to bring in physically larger and younger wrestlers with a more legitimate athletic background. WWE wants to have more wrestlers in their twenties on its television shows, especially women. As a result, a new hiring directive suggests that any new women hired be twenty five years old or younger.
There were some very good wrestlers on the list of releases. Check out some of them in action, regardless of age:
Opinion: This is one of those things that might make sense from a business perspective, but it doesn’t exactly make the company look great from an outside perspective. WWE has released all kinds of wrestlers over the last year and a half, which makes me wonder why they didn’t come up with a better use for these people before letting them go. Hopefully they can figure out a better way to do things going forward, even with all of the younger wrestlers.
What do you think of the company’s new rule? How will this play out for WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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