And now for the reaction. The biggest wrestling story of the week has been the releases of more than a dozen WWE and NXT wrestlers. This was another surprise batch of releases and several names were rather unexpected. The releases have shaken up WWE again and it seems that the rest of the wrestling industry is feeling it as well. Now we know some thoughts on the releases.
Following the announcements, several wrestlers have spoken about the wrestlers being let go. This includes some of the released wrestlers themselves, as well as other names from around the wrestling industry. The majority of the reactions have been negative, with wrestlers voicing displeasure at WWE for releasing even more wrestlers on such short notice. It is not clear if more releases are expected.
I wish WCW would’ve won.
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) November 4, 2021
Thank you WWE universe for welcoming me with open arms during my stay in the company. Thank you @VinceMcMahon for granting me my release. I will miss you WWE universe. Remember the most important thing in life is to be Happy See you soon. “The king of the ropes” Mascara Dorada
— Metalik (@WWEGranMetalik) November 5, 2021
90 days, LETS GET TO WORK!
Booking inquiries (no interviews please): [email protected] https://t.co/aqGzS2ARfU pic.twitter.com/ML3utbJOFj
— Mia Yim (@MiaYim) November 5, 2021
Once I’ve gathered myself from feeling all levels of disappointment, sadness, anger and also uncontrollable laughter, I’ll have a statement. But for now….
30 days. #WERALOCA
— Franky Monet (@FrankyMonetWWE) November 4, 2021
It’s one thing to not renew someone’s contract.
It’s another thing to have someone uproot their entire lives, move to an unfamiliar area, and release them from their contract mere months into it.
THAT’S what’s fucked up.
— Trisha Parker (@JordynneGrace) November 5, 2021
There was a lot to get through here. Check out one other reaction, plus some of the wrestlers in action:
Opinion: I can’t blame anyone for being annoyed at being released, but I do like Oney Lorcan’s response. He wasn’t happy with being let go, but he thanked WWE for the biggest run of his career and sounded grateful. Lorcan got a chance, lasted six years, which is longer than a lot of people do, and then was let go. There are far worse runs to have in WWE and it’s nice to see someone say something close to thank you for the opportunity and then move on.
What do you think of the releases? Where do you want these wrestlers to go? 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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