There they go again. Back in April, WWE released dozens of wrestlers from the company in an effort to cut down costs during the Coronavirus pandemic. The company let several wrestlers go as there was little reason to have them around given how there were no live events for them to wrestle on. There are more than just wrestlers working at a live event though and that’s where we are today.
Live events may not be the biggest money makers for WWE, but they offer a big service aside from just financial. The shows are a testing ground for upcoming matches as the wrestlers can get in some practice before they move on to the big stage shows. They also allow for some wrestlers to get in the ring when they would not be doing so otherwise. That might not be the case for a long time, which was even more cemented this week.
According to Wrestlinginc.com, WWE cut another 12-15 members of the Live Events staff, leaving the department in shambles. This would suggest that WWE is not likely to bring back live events anytime soon, and may never bring them back to their previous schedule. In addition, there is little reason to believe that the other furloughed WWE employees will be brought back whatsoever.
Live events are a big deal. Check out some of what you might see there:
Opinion: This isn’t a good sign but it is something you had to expect. Given how much things have been shaken up, it is going to be a very long time before anything and everything is really back to normal. I’m not sure what that is going to mean for WWE, but it is a shame to see this many people out of work. It is likely to only get worse as well, and that is quite horrible to see.
What do you think of the move? Who else will be let go? 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. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!