The WWE Universe has been rather disheartened lately by the number of stars who have requested their release from their contracts with the company, opting to leave of their own free will.
Four stars in the space of two weeks have walked through WWE's doors for the last time, whilst Ryback has decided to walk away without needing a release because his contract was nearing an end anyway.
Wade Barrett, Adam Rose, Cody Rhodes and Eden Stiles have all departed from WWE in recent weeks with no explanation from WWE as to why they asked for an early termination of their contracts.
There has never been a situation in WWE history where so many stars have opted to leave rather than resolve their problems with the company, but Paul London's recent comments regarding his time with the biggest wrestling promotion in the world, could shed some light on why.
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HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK?
Paul London recently appeared on the latest installment of Pancakes and Powerslams Podcast where he was asked about his time in WWE and stated that it was a "horrible place to work."
He stated that:" At some point in your tenure there, you’re gonna be treated like garbage, absolute garbage. And like less of a human being, like the stuff you wipe off of your shoe that you stepped in by accident. And you’re gonna be treated like that constantly. It’s a constant mental hazing.
"It’s disgusting. It’s a horrible, horrible place to work, absolutely awful place to work. So, it’s not good for human beings of any nature. It was just things that would numb you to life working there."
He also talked about WWE's pecking order and the fact that it didn't matter where it was that you ranked, it still felt like middle school for many stars. Could this be one of the main reasons that many stars have left?
Obviously Paul London hasn't been a part of WWE for many years, but it is hard to imagine that much has changed in such a short space of time. Cody Rhodes stated that he had creative differences with many people in WWE because he wanted to become Cody Rhodes again instead of Stardust and he wasn't allowed, whilst Wade Barrett's problem was his positioning within the company and Ryback's was the gap in wages between mid-card and main event.
It seems all the stars that walked away had their problems with the company, but do Paul London's comments ring true for all four of them? Was it more the fact that WWE is listening less and less to the stars of their company which means they are becoming more out of touch with the fans?
Either way, these stars all look set to make a big impact on the Independent Circuit in the near future and when they become stars without WWE, it will once again show the company up for all it's flaws.
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