In the social media era, it's hard to miss anything related to WWE nowadays.
Could you imagine what events like the Montreal Screwjob and Stone Cold Steve Austin joining forces with Vince McMahon in 2001 would have been like if Twitter and Instagram had been around?
Well back in those days, WWE could quietly go about their business backstage, and in the early stages of the world wide web not everything was seen by the casual wrestling fan.
Fast forward though to the present day and news websites can break anything before WWE can - new contract signings, injuries, returns and whatnot - you're more likely to see it online before you do on television or through WWE's official channels.
One thing that is seen a lot now is WWE superstars requesting their release from the company via social media.
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In 2019 alone we have seen Luke Harper, Mike Kanellis and Sin Cara all state on Twitter that they're asked to depart due to their lack of opportunities, but as of right now all three men remain with the company.
In contrast, Hideo Itami was granted his release in order to return to Japan without shouting on social media, whilst NXT's Oney Lorcan seems to have parted ways with WWE without making a fuss either.
On the pre-WarGames WWE conference call, Triple H discussed social media statements at length - and he's understandably not a big fan of them.
"I don’t understand people airing - if you have an issue, talk to us," said The Game, per Cageside Seats.
"If you think ‘oh, I’m gonna go put that on the media’ that’s not a way to go about doing your business.
If I had a complaint with a talent, I don’t go on Twitter and complain to them, I speak to them. So I’ve never understood that process, if it’s legit.
"Now there are a lot of people out there just getting clicks... I watch guys do it all the time. Sometimes I wish they wouldn’t, sometimes they just think it’s funny.
"There’s a moment in time with they hit something and it gets them a ton of buzz and they go ‘I’m just messing with people’. You know, it is what it is, you let people say what they’ve got to say."
Triple H went on to question the maturity of said wrestlers who have taken to social media to discuss their potential departures, and reiterated that he wants all superstars to be more professional.
With an ever-increasing number of superstars on all three brands, it's likely that more superstars may end up asking to leave WWE in the near future.
Let's just hope they do it in the right way so they don't incur the wrath of the Cerebral Assassin.News Now - Sport News