Randy Orton is one of the top stars of WWE and he recently celebrated his 20th anniversary in the company. WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg recently revealed that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has an age limit for wrestlers on the roster and that’s why he cut some huge stars of the industry, Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt.
Road Dogg talks about why Vince McMahon released the stars
WWE have been releasing some huge names since the pandemic hit and it includes Strowman and Wyatt who were released last year. They are former world champions and their release came upon as a shocker to many.
Road Dogg commented on the high-profile departures on this week’s UnSKripted and touched on McMahon’s reasoning behind the releases. The Hall of Famer also spoke about the WWE CEO’s strategy regarding the talent he wishes to push:
“I think what they have done, right, wrong or indifferent, it’s a business strategy, and it’s his business. He has an age limit, and he’s not promoting elderly people; he’s promoting young, beautiful superstars, you know what I mean?”
The tag team legend even mentioned Randy Orton while explaining why Wyatt, Strowman, and several other prominent stars were cut:
“Look, a lot of people got cut. I think that was to trim some fat,” continued the ex-WWE producer. “I think it’s; we’re not going to go with these dudes because Bray and Braun are probably both what 30 something, but if they are close to 35, he doesn’t want a bunch of Randy Ortons, you know what I mean?”
Bray Wyatt (now Windham Rotunda) was previously released by the company in July last year amid the budget cuts. His last in-ring appearance came at WrestleMania 37 when he lost to Randy Orton. He has been away from pro wrestling for quite some time. It has been reported that he is working on a horror film project along with special effects artist Jason Baker.