WWE Reportedly Expected to Make New Round of Talent Cuts By July
WWE reportedly is currently planning to make a new round of talent cuts for their roster by this July, according to WrestleVotes.
It was reported (via GiveMeSport) that their sources stated that WWE officials are currently planning for this upcoming wave of talent releases to take place within the next six weeks. It was also reported that it is currently not known which talents are currently planned to be getting released by the company.
Those spoken to reportedly stated that these upcoming releases will be minor or small in terms of scale and not like prior batches of releases in recent times.
I don’t know names at all, but I know a source that has said to expect a minor batch of releases prior to July 1, I think that’s just business. Hopefully I’m wrong on that one, but I would expect prior to the second half of this year, a few cuts just because of the circumstances that the company finds themselves in right now.
Chelsea Green Comments on Process for Her Recent Return to WWE
A recent episode of the Out of Character with Ryan Satin podcast had Chelsea Green as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Green’s thoughts on her return to WWE at this past January’s Royal Rumble 2023 event and revealed that she had signed a new contract several months prior to the event.
“I loved it. I was waiting to find out when my surprise return would be, for months. The Royal Rumble was perfect. Just the way the entire day came together and those five seconds will live on forever. I think it was the perfect way to comeback.”
Green also gave her thoughts on if the lengthy delay from her signing to her official return was due to WWE trying to figure out her character for her return.
“I think so, and a matter of, ‘when is the perfect opportunity to put her in? Let’s figure out a way to surprise people, and maybe they know it’s going to be at the Royal Rumble, but how, they’re never going to know.’ I thought it was perfect.
The first month was great because the first month, I was so busy before signing to WWE that I was still in this place of trying to get the laundry done, trying to get the dishes done, trying to get my house figured out and keep up with life. The first month, I was like, ‘this is great. I’m getting paid, I know they’re going to bring me back, and I’m able to think about what I’m going to do when I do go back’ while also getting my life together. The second month, I was like, ‘Surely, this is the month. I’m going to make my comeback. I know what I’m going to be and who I want to be and the gear I want to wear.’ By month three, I’m like, ‘What they hell is going on? I need to debut.’ I started get antsy.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
John Cena Comments on “Everything I Said To Austin Theory Publicly, I Told Him Personally First”
A recent episode of the Notsam Wrestling podcast had John Cena as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Cena’s thoughts on everything he had said about Austin Theory publicly during their promo segment for their WrestleMania 39 feud was something he had told Theory privately first.
“Austin is great and easy to work with. We wrote that together. He was in every step of the process. There comes a point where sometimes people need creative solitudes so they’re like, ‘I’m going to go away and write my thing, come back, run it by you, and see if it’s okay.’ Then, there are some guys who are like, ‘see you out there.’ I can dress for weddings or funerals, just tell me what color suit to wear. I respect everyone’s process. I do know, that from all my experience, if you do not have something to care about, you do not have something. My job is to make them care. This is not a process I just do with Austin Theory …
That’s what I love about WWE. Fans can see through the BS if you don’t believe in your character. It’s what I said to Austin Theory. ‘You are young, you are athletic, you will work for this company, you will do interviews. I don’t believe what you do when you’re out there. I don’t.’ I said it to him personally before I said it to him publicly. I’m serious. In a room, with Austin Theory, I said, ‘The reason I came back to Boston is because you can’t do this yourself yet. You cannot carry a WrestleMania promo yourself yet. If you fail, we waste the equity that I’m willing to give. In that match, if I get hurt, I hold up production, which puts 300 people out of work. Let’s do this right. Let’s get some equity here.’ Then you start thinking about the angles, what’s the most important thing, what’s our story? ‘I don’t believe what you do,’ that’s what I’m going with.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com