This after they boasted about record profits. I was bummed about B-Fab. I don't think she's that good in the ring, but Hit Row without her seems wrong (especially since she is an actual rapper, and did much of their music)Bloody hell, anyone else catch the latest wave of WWE releases?
Eva Marie (not sure why they bothered hiring her back... Or at all...)
A bunch more too... Mostly from NXT.
WWE's roster is still bloated even after these cuts, so I'd still cut dozens more if I had say in it. And if the rumours of no-vax/no-job are true, I see that as perfectly reasonable.
From what I've been reading (which includes quotes from Nick Khan, who has been spearheading all the cuts), they want to find young athletes who have not competed on the indies, and train them to be their next group of stars. He realizes their roster is getting older, and they need younger talent. They also want about a dozen top guys between the two major shows, with a decent mid-card they can sometimes push up to main event once in awhile.I think WWE right now is focusing on either their big known stars, or the newish developmental group in NXT 2.0, and if you're in between, there might not be a place for you long term. Especially since they're not doing as many live events as they used to. Though some of these cuts are really odd, to the point where I wonder if that vaccination rumor has some merit to it.
WWE is already feeding out comments that Lee was hard to work with. I find that hard to believe that he spent two years in NXT, won the NXT title before shortly being called up to RAW, if he was so hard to work with. It's a bullshit tactic they've used time and time again to cover their own asses when they release someone who was popular with many fans. They mishandled the guy from the moment he got called up to Raw.
You could take a shot every time Excalibur says something stupid. You'd both be dead inside of five minutes.My buddy is coming over in a little bit to watch Full Gear & I'm trying to come up with a drinking game real quick. I told him it only triggers sips of beer, because if it was shots, we'd be dead before the show is over.
My drink-triggering phrases & events thus far:
Any other suggestions?
- Tougher than a two dollar steak
- Pier six brawl
- Bowling shoe ugly
- Tope Suicida
- Tope Con Hilo
- Commentators trip over each other
- Excalibur calls a move you've never heard of before
- JR gets somebody's name wrong
- Wrestler speaks Spanish
- New Champ!
- Production botch
I think it's a perfectly justified stance. You're tuning in to watch wrestling, not two guys talk for 20 minutes. RAW used to start that way every damn week, and it was infuriating.Ok, I've calmed down a bit . I can enjoy the non-wrestling parts of wrestling when they're well done; I just prefer the actual wrestling. Kind of like how I can enjoy a well done fantasy movie, but generally prefer sci-fi & horror. I was just feeling particularly salty that the show started with such a long stretch of non-wrestling. But as long as they don't get in a habit of starting shows that way, it's fine.
Urbwar kinda beat me to it with some good suggestions. It'd take me a while to really dig through, so I'll just go with ones I'm pretty confident are long enough. I'm going to try and avoid the most obvious picks (like the Bret vs Shawn Iron Man).