The current landscape of pro wrestling is not what it used to be and it continues to change with each passing day. It all started with AEW’s partnership with Impact Wrestling and a couple of weeks ago, the Forbidden Door was finally opened as AEW has finally started a working partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling as well. It seems AEW is more than willing to work with other pro wrestling companies as well, and that includes WWE. Chris Jericho was also in the hospital for the past couple of days.
WWE have released Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Ruby Riott, Santana Garrett, and Buddy Murphy. The reason cited was part of budget cuts, and Strowman was being paid $1.2 million per year according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The former WWE Universal Champion signed a new contract in October 2019, so the budget cut regarding Strowman is the WWE’s biggest saving financially from all of the talent cuts in the last year plus during the pandemic. Braun Strowman was fired by WWE for a very surprising reason as well.
Previously, more details regarding WWE’s decision to release Braun Strowman from his contract had been revealed. Braun Strowman’s contract definitely played a role in him getting fired. On top of that, Braun Strowman was viewed as an ‘obsolete’ WWE Superstar and ‘two years past his prime.
That was only just the beginning as WWE continued to release several Superstars o the past few months. Their latest set of releases included the likes of Keith Lee, Karrion Kross, Ember Moon, Mia Yim and Nia Jax.
Jericho took to Twitter and revealed that he got released from the hospital.
Back on the streets…. pic.twitter.com/xAaJV6VYzh
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 11, 2021