That’s how you cut down on costs. WWE has been undergoing a bunch of changes this year and some of them have been a little more interesting than others. Several of the changes have involved members of the roster being let go, many of which have shaken things up in a pretty big way. It turns out that the changes are not done yet, but this one might be a little more difficult to spot.

According to, WWE will be using fewer independent wrestlers as extras going forward. Several wrestlers who had been booked as extras in upcoming weeks and months have been called to cancel their appearances. In some cases, WWE will only be booking two extras per show. This is likely being done as a cost cutting measure now that the company is going back on the road.

WWE has used some extras in the past. Check out some cameos you may or may not remember:

The British Bulldogs vs. Mick Foley & Les Thornton: Superstars, Sept. 13, 1986

Tommaso Ciampa Vs Undertaker from around 2005

FULL-LENGTH MOMENT - ECW - The Miz & John Morrison host a live edition of "The Dirt Sheet"

Opinion: This is one of those moves that might make sense from a business standpoint, but I’m not sure how practical it is. If nothing else, it makes WWE look a bit weird for spending all of the money they spend on some things but being willing to spend a few hundred dollars on some extras. I’m sure the accountants can explain it better than I can, but this is kind of a weird move.

What do you think of the change? What is your favorite WWE cameo? 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, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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