That’s a new way to go. Over the last two years plus, WWE has been dealing with its first high level competition in a very long time. AEW has gone from not existing to a huge promotion in a pretty short span of time and that has made for quite the change. WWE has made some adjustments as a result and now they are changing things back to their previous style.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has changed one of its hiring practices regarding releasing wrestlers. Over most of the course of AEW’s existence, WWE has not been willing to release wrestlers for fear of the wrestlers going to AEW. The company has since changed their minds, as demonstrated by their string of releases earlier this week.
This change comes as WWE no longer sees AEW’s ratings performance in the 18-49 demographic as much of a problem. WWE has also accepted that they cannot and will not be putting AEW out of business so they are no longer seeing AEW as such a priority. Therefore, WWE is now much more willing to release some of their higher paid talents rather than keeping them around.
WWE has had some big names head over to AEW. Check out some of those who have made the jump:
Opinion: This could be a very good sign for WWE as the company has had far too big of a roster for a very long time now. Letting the roster get trimmed down a bit could allow them to put together something a bit better while also causing them to make some moves with the wrestlers they still have. This isn’t so much cutting things down to a new level as much as it is getting things back to where they should be, which is a rather good sign.
What do you think of the change? Who else might be cut? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 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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