They aren’t going to be happy. This year has seen all kinds of changes to the WWE roster and some of them are rather hard to believe. There have been a bunch of changes and moves to the roster this year and that was the case again this week. Even more releases took place to wrap up the week and a few names were rather surprising. Now the reactions are coming in.
Friday night, during this week’s edition of SmackDown, WWE released more than a dozen people from the company, including a series of wrestlers and a referee. This is the latest round of cuts, following multiple series of cuts, over the year. The highest profile names releases were Bronson Reed, Mercedes Martinez and Bobby Fish, and the releases have earned some reactions from the wrestling world.
Just got released from @WWE
This monster is back on the loose … you don't know WHAT you've just done.#WWE
— Bronson Reed (@bronsonreedwwe) August 7, 2021
— Curtis (@DirtyDangoCurty) August 7, 2021
Alex Zayne > Ari Sterling
— Alex Zayne (@AriSterlingWWE) August 7, 2021
— ? (@KonaReevesWWE) August 7, 2021
It doesn’t matter where you end up, you’ll be successful!!!! You’re a god damn star.
— CHELSEA GREEN (@ImChelseaGreen) August 7, 2021
I was able to compete against and earn respect from wreslters I looked up to.
Make an impact in/and inspire the wwe universe.
And everyday I got to go to work with my best friend
Thank you all for the love -Leon pic.twitter.com/IDGy7u5SpS
— LEONRUFF (@LEONRUFF_) August 7, 2021
. @AriSterlingWWE is a really really talented wrestler,I think.Hope to see you in someday again.GOOD LUCK!!
— KUSHIDA (@KUSHIDA_0904) August 7, 2021
It’s going to be a real interesting year, to say the least.
Here we go…
— Mike SANTANA?? (@Santana_Proud) August 7, 2021
— ?????Io Shirai (@shirai_io) August 7, 2021
The word of the day is “Bummer”.
It was a bummer to see my friends lose their jobs but I take solace in knowing they will all end up OK and doing great things. Still though, major bummer.
— Kyle O'Reilly (@KORcombat) August 7, 2021
Some of these names are going to be stars elsewhere. Check out what is going to hit the free agent market:
Opinion: I’m still not sure what is going with WWE but a lot of these names were barely around NXT TV most of the time. I can understand why WWE would want to get rid of some contracts which are just sitting around doing nothing, but at the same time it is sad to hear what happens to these people who are losing their jobs. They will find something new to do soon, but it is still hard to see.
Which name surprises you the most? Where do you see them going next? 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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