Is WWE Mass Firing After Merger Imminent?

WWE has been sold to UFC’s parent company, Endeavor. In a statement, Endeavor announced a “definitive agreement” that will see WWE come under the company’s ownership in an estimated $9.3 billion deal.



The deal will see Endeavor from a new publicly listed company, consisting of both WWE and UFC. Endeavor will hold a 51% controlling interest in the new company and existing WWE shareholders will hold a 49% interest in the new company.

With the new owners being introduced, talent cut is expected to take place as per the reports.

WWE could release talents

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about the idea of WWE releasing a bunch of talent now that they are in the hands of a new owner. He stated that Vince McMahon will still have the final say in that because Endeavor will listen to his opinion on the matter.

“To be determined, I can’t say for sure. It really depends on the mentality of creative, and that’s gonna be Vince again. Rather than, I don’t see Ari Emanuel saying, ‘hey Vince we’ve got too many guys in developmental.’ He’s gonna go, ‘tell me about this developmental,” and it’s gonna be whatever Vince says it is.

If Vince feels that this is the way to go and we sign 200 guys to get 10 stars out of it, then that’s the way they’re gonna go. If Vince goes ‘we’ve got too many guys here, it’s not a good idea,’ then he could do that and a bunch of people in developmental would be let go.

That would have been the way before Vince McMahon left, and so that’ll be a Vince McMahon decision. That’s certainly not up to anyone else.”

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
A dedicated pro wrestling follower for more than a decade

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