WWE held their latest earnings call on Thursday and it seems there is a lot of fear backstage that there will be another batch of releases, according to nodq.com.
Earlier in the year WWE shockingly released a lot of the talent that hadn't been used regularly on TV including JTG and Teddy Long who made a one off return for Smackdown's 15th Anniversary a few weeks ago.
Aksana was one of the big shocks on the list along with Drew Macintyre and Jinder Mahal from 3MB because they were appearing regularly on both Raw and Smackdown when their releases were announced and have all since moved on to other wrestling companies.
Some of the superstars who could be at risk include, Heath Slater, Titus O'Neil, Darren Young who is currently on his way back from injury, Justin Gabriel, Fandango, Rey Mysterio, Zack Ryder, Kofi Kingston and Big E.
Many of the divas have now been saved thanks to recurring roles on Total Divas, even though Cameron and Rosa Mendez don't appear often they appear enough on the show and now Alicia Fox and Paige have joined the cast meaning the only diva who isn't currently on the show is the champion AJ Lee.
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Contenders who would have been released last time around like Sin Cara and Tyson Kidd have been saved by NXT because Sin Cara is one half of the current tag team champions and Tyson Kidd is on a decent run and has recently been making appearances along with his wife on Smackdown and Main Event.
Clear out needed?
It could be good for WWE to have a clear out of a lot of their talent to cut the wage bill and the costs they currently have until they start making big money from the network but they have to be careful of the talent they do release because other companies will be ready to swoop and make money from them regardless of the 91 day wait.
It's shocking that WWE are still signing new developmental talent everyday when it seems they can't afford to keep some of the talent they already have. It's understandable that they are thinking of the future of company but it seems they care more about that than making the current product as great as it could be.
Whether WWE are forced to make further cuts still remains to be seen, but their roster is cut so thin now that Chris Jericho has been forced to return early and more cuts could see others forced to work harder which means they could be more prone to injury.
But WWE have to do what they think is best for the company and the hope of a decent future for it, but the hope is they don't regret releasing any of their mid-card superstars.
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