I dont know about that. I agree that WWE isn’t likely look at the same way now as it was 10 years ago, but you still have an entire generation that grew up idolizing John Cena. Same goes for now, I was listening to SNME a little while back and Meltzer was talking about how WWE still scores big with kids. Not 20 year olds, that Cena generation is shifting to AEW, but they still have a ton of kids who watch who in 15 years will be the guys looking to crack into the business. Plus, but then Vince will be long gone so I have to imagine WWE will undergo a major shift in the way they operate.
For the time being for 20 something though, you’re probably right for a lot of them.
The thing that baffles me, is when they release people right after bringing them up. Its one thing if its someone who was given a shot, and in their minds failed (ie. an Ember Moon). But when its someone who they thought enough of to bring up (ie. B-Fab), it just makes zero sense. I truly feels like the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.
the IWC should stop rooting for unionized labor before this happens.
On the Anti Vax stuff, so many people I saw grieving releases for people they would openly say deserve it if another industry and reason was AntiVax.
Similarly but very different. What If WWE said they were listening to the audience when they called Nia the worst wrestler of the last few years or declared Karrion Kross dead after his call up. I think these cuts make sense. Stop holding on the “useless” or underutilized talent. The 24/7 division doesn’t need to be 20-30 deep. @kliq Assume a GM for each division. Minor Leagues doesn’t want the talent, main roster will see if it fits, it doesn’t they are cut.
Also assume they are managing to a budget. If they wanna keep expenses Per Smackdown around 3.5M then they can’t carry a bloated roster pushing them into a luxury tax.
Why don’t people have outcry when a practice squad or minor league guy gets cut. Do teams fans get uppity over their 3rd string kicker or AA shortstop get cut on their favorite teams? I would just assume WWE has a salary cap and therefore budge cuts are getting under the luxury tax. Stop thinking WWE has infinite funds. Sports Franchise owners are even more wealthy and don’t pay the 80th guy on the bench and nobody seems to have outcry then. I think the IWC (not here as much) looks absolutely clownish for continuing to be marks for “budget cuts”. All while giving even MORE attention to the company and keeping them top of mind for the wrestling fans. Even if bad, any PR can be good.