It's been reported recently that the morale backstage at WWE is at an all time low, especially after Vince McMahon's brass ring speech on Stone Cold Steve Austin's podcast a few weeks ago.
The thought is that Vince "basically crapped on" every guy in the locker room with the exception of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. This is because the feeling backstage is that Vince thinks these are the only guys with any potential to be top stars in the future.
If you put this together with the fact that the main roster seem to be in a bit of a war with NXT after the NXT:Takeover REvolution show and how well it was received compared to TLC, and you can see why some wrestlers would be feeling under appreciated.
McMahon's comments have backfired
Triple H was the guy behind NXT's event success and he himself stepped in to talk to the main roster after he heard about the reaction to the interview and it seems like whatever he said has backfired and now the COO has lost a lot of credibility.
His speech was only meant as damage control but however it came across, it was taken in a completely different way and now he has lost a lot of favor with some of the guys who have been with the company for a long time.
Important times for WWE
That being said, Triple H is loved backstage at NXT, it is said that all the performers are enjoying what is to come with the show and he's doing a good job booking it.
But where does the main roster go from here? How can they continue to work if they don't feel they have the support of their boss? Or how do they continue to build themselves up, knowing that Vince doesn't feel they have potential?
As well as this, how will this impact on Reigns, Rollins Ambrose and Wyatt and will people start treating them differently because of it?
Vince McMahon himself needs to step up and do his own damage control before he loses the locker room all together. The road to WrestleMania is just around the corner and WWE really need to deliver in the next few months if they have any hope of keeping WrestleMania sales up.
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