The latest WWE releases were announced and backstage erupted. We thought we would share our discussion with you, so you could see reactions and the hilarity that always happens when this group is up in arms about anything.
As a reminder, the released superstars are as follows: Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Ruby Riott, Lana, Santana Garrett, and Buddy Murphy.
Also, be warned that we all have ended up with interesting nicknames backstage because we are who we are and can’t not poke fun at each other all the time. Lastly, all typos belong to the writer of each posting.
#PettyDre – Braun is the most shocking
The Noble Natalie – Yes he is.
Buddy Mysterio – Record profits even during the pandemic and yet they are firing people left right and center. Why would anyone want to work for this terrible company? Lana, Riott, Black and Murphy will be scoped up by AEW. Garrett has a bed reputation so she will find it hard to find work and Bruan is so thoroughly WWE I don’t think he could make it elsewhere.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Brings back Black, releases him. Also profits and contract budget are very different.
Buddy Mysterio – I sincerely doubt they are paying out more than they are earning!
Lord Cinema of Lewis – It really is stupid though with Black, now it just looks weird that Big E can’t ever get his revenge and the promos (one of my favourite promos to date) is wasted.
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to Buddy Mysterio – No, but this will be considered to bring in new talent or resign wrestlers on higher contracts.
Buddy Mysterio – I’m sure they’d still have a ton of cash in hand to do that without needing to release so many people this month.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – It’s a budget, they gotta keep within it.
Buddy Mysterio – Agree to disagree. At any event, AEW, NJPW, MLW etc Will now have access to more high quality talent now to help grow their brands
Lord Cinema of Lewis – I mean it’s not agree to disagree, it’s pute fact lol. They have a wage budget, it’s known.
Buddy Mysterio – Excluding Lana of course
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Expect to see Kip and Ford vs Miro and Lana
#PettyDre – Probably won’t make a difference. Nobody on the list were real needle movers but still very good workers that other companies can use and should go after
Buddy Mysterio – But she’ll join Hubby anyway.
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to Buddy Mysterio – Even though AEW doesn’t sign friends and family.
#PettyDre – AEW would be dumb not to go after Braun. He’s exactly what that roster needs
Lord Cinema of Lewis – I’d agree, out of all of the releases, he would be their best option. They lack those real monsters, Wardlow is decent but he’s still learning the trade.
I do love how there was all this talk about Vega coming back to WWE, then Black gets released.
#PettyDre – Makes ZERO sense
Buddy Mysterio – I think Braun got eyeballs being a Bam Bam Bigalow style athletic big man. Buddy had some AMAZING matches against Roman that sadly went nowhere. Black is another SUPER talented NXT star that got shafted on the main roster with Vince wanting to change everything about him.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Who’d have thought when the Riott Squad started that Liv would be the last one standing
Buddy Mysterio – I’ll be shocked if she isn’t released soon too.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Just saw this comment ‘Black got released for that leg slap to Big E’
And now I’m dying
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to Buddy Mysterio – Problem is the division is so thin right now, I reckon she’ll stay for now, she has an upside, plus she’s blonde
Lord Cinema of Lewis – I could honestly see Ruby go to Impact, she’d do more there and could help rise her stock.
Buddy Mysterio – So was Lana though. Vince’s love of blondes isn’t enough sometimes.
#PettyDre – She probably wanted to go
Same with Ruby
Lord Cinema of Lewis – It’s possible.
Buddy Mysterio replied to Lord Cinema of Lewis – True, but my understanding is AEW wants to put a greater focus on their Women’s division now that they have an extra hour of TV.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – The tag division is buggered though. We now have 1 team left
Buddy Mysterio – I can see that for sure!
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to Buddy Mysterio – True, but my understanding is AEW wants to put a greater focus on their …
They have plenty of them, maybe they should use them.
Buddy Mysterio – That was buggered to start with though sadly.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Working well in NXT though, mainly as they have plenty in the division.
Buddy Mysterio replied to Lord Cinema of Lewis – Watch Dark and Elevation…they do! Thunder Rosa cut a wicked promo to start Elevation and won a great match where she made it clear she wants Britt.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – I don’t have time to watch them fight indie people. How about they use them on the main show instead?
Buddy Mysterio replied to Lord Cinema of Lewis – Point taken…main roster though
#PettyDre – That’s like saying watch Main Event or 205
Buddy Mysterio replied to Lord Cinema of Lewis – With an extra hour of tv they will
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to Buddy Mysterio – So we’ll have 2 womens matches over 2 shows a week then
Buddy Mysterio – More like two on Dynamite and 1-2 on Rampage!
#PettyDre – Rampage is in a horrible timeslot. Should air it at 6 instead
Eleazar, Get The Tables! – The amount of time varies from week to week because sometimes they get to have a 15 minute match or 5 minute match.
AEW Women on Dynamite.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – They tend to get 10 minutes more than not, but it’s 1 match and it’s 1 and done, there’s no story to them, no build.
It’s like they pick the 2 women out a hat.
Buddy Mysterio replied to #PettyDre – I’ll give you that. I still say they should have picked 6-7pm Saturday nights so it could be like what Sunday Night Heat was for WWE before PPV’s.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – But back to WWE, reckon we’ll see anymore? I have a feeling that’ll be it since it was just a random bunch.
Buddy Mysterio – I think there will be more coming honestly.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – If they release Lee I may cry. I mean I wont, but I’ll want to.
Queenie – I’ll be shocked if there aren’t more.
Buddy Mysterio – I’m thinking another 5 will go. Take your pick which 5 since they are releasing former world champs like Braun just about anyone could get the chop.
Queenie – It’s going to get ugly.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – With them going back on the road, I reckon they’re getting rid of the waste and then will debut a bunch from NXT. Adam Cole, Io Shirai, Ember Moon, Shotzi, Finn Balor, Toni Storm, Mercedes Martinez, Rodrick Strong I reckon could all be called up.
Queenie – That’s my thought Lew.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Fantasma as well
Buddy Mysterio – I can see KO getting released sadly. It would be a dumb move on WWE’s part but I can see them doing it!
Queenie – Me too. He’s one I’m worried about.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – I would be shocked if they released Owens.
Lord Cinema of Lewis– SlapNTickle will probably go
Buddy Mysterio – If they were willing to release Braun…almost anyone could be next!
Eleazar, Get The Tables! – Sorry but Owens is a way bigger name than Braun.
Queenie – That they have done virtually nothing with in a long time.
Buddy Mysterio – Exactly
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to Queenie – He was going for the IC title and is about to have another title match with Apollo on Smackdown
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Doubt he’s going
#PettyDre – Nick Khan
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to #PettyDre – He’s released himself?
#PettyDre – All these releases have been happening since he came in
Eleazar, Get The Tables! – If they do release Owens then a major bidding war will happen between NJPW, ROH, AEW and Impact.
Queenie – But he’s all external, not really a character in a storyline. The story is more about Big E and Apollo to me.
Lord Cinema of Lewis (about Black) – “I kept asking to be released and now I’m being used I was released, I’m shocked!”
Buddy Mysterio – Con man from Connecticut is responsible huh? Sounds about right!
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to Queenie – But he’s literally advertised for a title match this Friday, why would they suddenly release him?
Buddy Mysterio – Why did they suddenly release Black mid storyline
Queenie – VKM is petty?
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to Buddy Mysterio – Wasn’t advertised for a title match though.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Black made his return and then wasn’t seen again.
Buddy Mysterio – So, he’ll go under this week and be released next day. Hardly unheard of.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – No, but if they’re doing the releases now I doubt he’ll go.
All the people released haven’t been seen around for months or was barely being used.
Buddy Mysterio – They released a bunch of people last and doing another round this week. Who’s to say they aren’t waiting a week to do more.
Buddy Mysterio – I just remembered WWE told everyone last week no more releases were coming
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Did WWE say that or did someone ‘report’ it?
Buddy Mysterio – Truthfully it was reported but I can totally see that happening
Lord Cinema of Lewis (about Santana being called to SD) – if she was going to Smackdown, she was only ever planned to be a jobber, she did literally nothing in NXT.
Buddy Mysterio – Our old friend Stephen Dicky says everyone at WOW hated her guts. She has a bad reputation most places apparently!
Lord Cinema of Lewis – I’m waiting on Jinder’s release.
‘My favorite WWE Storyline is the one where Aleister Black told a bunch of children’s stories, emerged from fog to kick Big E in the face, and then disappeared into the void’ Loving all these comments on Black.
Buddy Mysterio – He’ll be AEW or NJPW bound for sure.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Future NWA champion
Eleazar, Get The Tables! – The next big signing to AEW is Tiger Raj Singh fka Jinder Mahal.
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to Eleazar, Get The Tables! –
Eleazar, Get The Tables! – Got to get the Indian market somehow unless you are ok with Great Khali joining AEW instead.
Lord Cinema of Lewis replied to Eleazar, Get The Tables! – Sure, they need more commentators.
Eleazar, Get The Tables! – Sorry but he is going to wrestle at least two matches and they would be on Dynamite.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – That’s fine with me, I don’t watch Dynamite live, so I can just skip them
Eleazar, Get The Tables! – By All Out who does everybody see Omega defending his AEW World title against?
Buddy Mysterio – Christian Cage. By Full Gear Hangman Page.
Eleazar, Get The Tables! – Yup exactly what I was thinking.
Lord Cinema of Lewis – Isn’t he about to lose to Jungle Boy?
#PettyDre – Christian
Should be Hangman though
Eleazar, Get The Tables! – Evil Uno and Stu Grayson are going to go after the tag titles at Full Gear to me. Dark Order is going to protect both matches at Full Gear.
#PettyDre – Seth Rollins and Sasha. Wow..just wow smh
Queenie – I’m ending with Dre’s ‘zinger’. Which should have been more of a Ziggler. (See, I can be funny.)
We hope you enjoyed our reactions and silly comments between ourselves. Hopefully there won’t be any more confusing releases in the coming weeks. Only time will tell.
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