It didn’t go over well. There are a lot of ways to hype up a match in WWE and some of them are a bit more successful than others. Some of the most effective promos can also be the most controversial, but they certainly get people talking. Sometimes though the controversy goes a bit too far and it rubs people the wrong way. That seems to be the case again this week.
Becky Lynch and Liv Morgan had a contract signing during this week’s Monday Night Raw to set up their Women’s Title match. During the exchange, both mentioned some recent WWE releases, with Morgan saying that Lynch’s contract was the reasons her friends were gone. Lynch responded by saying that bigger stars deserve to get paid. In another segment, Edge mentioned John Morrison being released as well. According to Sean Ross Sapp’s post Monday Night Raw show, former WWE wrestlers, former WWE producers and a current WWE star felt that the references were in poor taste. There is no word on if the references will continue.
There were some talented people released. Check out some of the names who are gone:
Opinion: I can see both sides of this one, as WWE did let go a bunch of people while coming off as one of the least caring companies imaginable. At the same time though, it is the kind of personal touch that can make the story seem that much more serious. I get why they did it, but WWE letting so many people go and then using them as a plot device to advance their current stories might not have been in the best taste.
What did you think of the statements? Did WWE go too far? 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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