Major WWE Roster Cuts Coming Soon?, Swagger’s Gimmick
Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help with some of the following newsbits:
– Lots of WWE talents are nervous about post-WrestleMania releases. With the talk of new content for the proposed WWE Network, such as the possible show on cruiserweight talent, the company feels like they may soon need as many bodies as possible. Guys like The Uso’s, JTG, Evan Bourne, Rey Mysterio and several Divas are believed to be on the “endangered species” list but the company is hesitant to release them because they could end up heavily featured on the Divas or Cruiserweight shows if the WWE Network ever gets off the ground. Nonetheless, there are expected to be releases coming shortly. WWE holds WrestleMania followed by a European tour every year. Following the European tour when everyone returns home, the releases are expected to take place. There weren’t any major “spring cleaning” cuts last year due in part to Linda McMahon’s senate campaign. The motto of her campaign was that she was a “job creator” and WWE didn’t want to give her opponents an easy target by firing numerous talents. We shall see if cuts occur this year.
– WWE is quite pleased with the Jack Swagger gimmick. With the addition of Zeb Colter and the disdain towards certain people in the country, the character is now more established than anything that Swagger has ever done in the company. The belief is that the company will keep him relevant while he is going through his legal issues, so that they can push him again if things get resolved in court soon.
– Here is the latest edition of WZR Radio featuring myself (Ryan Clark) and Matt Boone. This week, we give you the latest on The Rock’s issues with WWE and why he was blatantly lying during a recent interview where he said he notified WWE he was flying home after WrestleMania. Why is he lying? What does he have to gain from it? Get the absolute latest. We address The Rock story a little bit in hour number one and then really break it down in hour number two around 1:24:00. We also talk about why Rosa Mendes was sent home from the European tour and whether she’ll be fired in the coming weeks. Also, will there be main roster cuts coming after the European tour? Check out the latest on all of this + a RAW recap below. WZR Radio airs LIVE every Tuesday night from 8-10EST. Look for the live links to be posted here on the website around 7EST every Tuesday night.