What could have been. WWE did it again earlier this week as they released nearly twenty more wrestlers from the company. That is not the kind of thing that you can bounce back from in a hurry and it is not clear where a lot of those wrestlers are going to go. What is clear is that WWE had to change a few plans, and now we know what was going to happen to some of the wrestlers before they were let go.
Fightful Select is reporting what was planned for some of the released wrestlers before they were let go by WWE:
Katrina Cortez was brought up to Monday Night Raw in 2019 as Sin Cara’s partner in a few losses to Zelina Vega and Andrade. Once the program was over, Cortez was sent back to NXT where there were no plans to do anything else with her.
Scarlett was originally scheduled to be called up to the main roster to wrestle, but was “quickly sidelined” for reasons that are not clear. There had been pushed to pair her with Karrion Kross, though it is unknown if WWE was going to do so. Kross had mixed results during his time on Monday Night Raw, though a majority in WWE felt that the problem was in his booking rather than in Kross’ character.
Finally, Mia Yim was selected in the 2021 WWE Draft, despite her not wrestling since December. There had been a few plans to bring her up and she had been quietly moved from Monday Night Raw to SmackDown and back, though she never made an appearance on television this year.
Those are some talented people. Check out all of them in action of some sort or another:
Opinion: It really does seem like WWE got rid of a lot of people they weren’t sure about, but it does kind of leave fans wondering what the point is in getting excited about wrestlers. If WWE is just going to let them go at the drop of a hat, it can be a little hard to get attached to wrestlers. That is the kind of thing that can cause a lot of problems for WWE, though it doesn’t seem like they particularly care.
Which of these stars had the most potential? How would you have presented them? 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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