It appears more WWE Superstars are following in Neville’s footsteps.
There have been rumors going around all week that former Cruiserweight Champion Neville requested his release from WWE on Monday. As noted, Neville was initially scheduled to lose to Enzo Amore in the main event lumberjack match on Raw this week. However, plans changed to Kalisto defeating Amore for the title. This has been a big story over the last few days, to say the least.
Joe Lanza of Voices of Wrestling is reporting that several WWE Superstars are looking to obtain their releases from the sports entertainment company after Neville allegedly quit.
According to the report, Cody Rhodes, who quit the WWE last year and made it big on the indies, is doing very well and other Superstars may want to follow his footsteps. Rhodes has worked in some of the biggest matches in NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling) and is the current Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion.
“He doesn’t have any plans on going back to the WWE any time soon. There are wrestlers in the WWE going to him, getting advice on their own exit plans from the company. I know this for a fact. I can’t give you the names, but there’s wrestlers who go to him for advice on how to leave the company.”
It should be noted that although Lanza didn’t name any names, he mentioned that some are very unhappy with their spot in the company and are considering asking for their releases. This shouldn’t come as a major surprise. WWE has signed a lot of talent over the past year, and the reasoning behind this is due to the fact that they feel that it’s better to have top-tier talents under contract rather than working for another promotion.
It’s a smart move by the sports entertainment company. However, money doesn’t make someone happy in their profession. Just ask CM Punk. He left the WWE because he wasn’t happy with creative, being hurt all of the time and being on the road for over 300 days a year.
What are your thoughts on this report? Is the Superstars in the right for wanting out and ultimately asking for their releases from the sports entertainment company? Or should they just wait for their contracts to expire before going back on the independent scene? Have YOUR say in the comments section below and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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