WWE Hit Row Stars Are New to Society
Some of the latest cuts for WWE include Hit Row, who was recently called up to the main roster, veteran John Morrison, and many other talents.
WWE has released another batch of his talents, including Hit Row and many stars who have recently moved from the company’s development promotion to the main roster.
News of this latest round of releases follows previous cuts made by WWE in early November. Most of the talent released in early November came from the company’s development program, NXT, which makes some of the cuts this time around more surprising.
The eight stars who have been released from WWE include Jaxson Ryker, Shane Thomas, Drake Maverick, Tegan Nox, John Morrison and the three remaining Hit Row members: Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Ashante “Thee” Adonis and Top Dolla. Some of these stars haven’t been seen on WWE lineup for a few months, while others have appeared just as recently as earlier this week. Hit Row had previously been called up to the main roster in the WWE Draft and has made television appearances ever since. As reported by Fightful, budget cuts have been cited as the reason for the exit of these eight stars from WWE. Some have taken to social media to express their gratitude to those who have supported them and are eagerly awaiting what will come after their 90-day non-compete clause.
The news comes shortly after the cuts made by the company in early November, where WWE released a huge chunk of their roster. Previously released talents included Ember Moon, Mia Yim, Franky Monet, Scarlett, Karion Kross, Keith Lee, and Hit Row’s B-Fab. Monet, who is married to Morrison, took to Twitter to encourage people to invest in other wrestling promotions that value their employees and fans. Monet wrote: “Stop supporting a company that has no respect for its talent. You love pro wrestling, spend your money on hundreds of other alternatives. That’s wrong. Ethically, as employers, they don’t care about us. Talent or fans. ”
Once the non-compete clauses for each star have expired, they are free to appear in other wrestling promotions, which means there is a chance that some of these stars will reappear on TV very soon. With AEW’s continued success, it’s possible the company will sign some of the released WWE talent. Others may appear on the independent circuit or compete for other promotions like New Japan Pro-Wrestling. In the coming months, there will be plenty of talent whose contracts with WWE are ongoing, eventually leaving them to step down with the company to put forward other offers.
Among them are Kevin Owens, Kyle O’Reilly and Johnny Gargano. The continued loss of brilliant talent both in NXT and on major RAW and SmackDown shows may impact the power some of these stars have in making decisions about their future. Without a guarantee that they will be free to be released from their contract at any time due to budget issues, they may not be as likely to quit. Instead, it can lead many people to take Monet’s advice and support other businesses.
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