The more you know. The WWE roster was shaken up again this week as the company released another dozen names from the roster. This has become a regular occurrence for WWE over the last several months, to the point where nearly 100 wrestlers have been let go over the last year and a half. This latest batch was a little bit different, and now we know a bit more about what happened.

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Vince McMahon made the call on the cuts at some point this week. These cuts were made due to NXT having too many names, along with McMahon wanting to bring in younger and bigger wrestlers. WWE President Nick Khan has no say in which wrestlers have been cut at any point. The salaries of the wrestlers released are nothing close to those of Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt, both of whom were released earlier this year.

There were some surprising names let go. Check out some of them in action:

Johnny Gargano vs. Bronson Reed – NXT North American Title Steel Cage Match: WWE NXT, May 18, 2021

Keith Lee vs. Kona Reeves: WWE NXT, Feb. 19, 2020

Ari Sterling vs. Samir Singh: WWE 205 Live, May 7, 2021

Opinion: This does answer a few questions, and I can accept the idea that there are too many people on the NXT roster. If you look at some of the names releases, you will see a lot of people who are barely ever on NXT TV, or at least have not had anything significant going on in months. That being said, it is horrible to see so many talented wrestlers being cut for no reason other than too many people were hired, but at least they might have a better chance to actually wrestle in the future.

What did you think of the cuts? Did WWE go too far with them? 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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