John Cena said that he saw WWE fire Steve Austin in 2002, and it shaped how he viewed the possibility of being released.
He said on the Rich Eisen Show, “I always had the perspective that it could be over tomorrow for any and all of us, because if they can fire Steve Austin, there’s no way I’m even close to his ability, and that means that they can fire me. That’s the culture I was brought up in, I was brought up in bi-annual cuts.”
Cena added that there weren’t many releases for awhile as WWE wanted a larger roster, but now the cuts are returning.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has the final say in anything and everything that goes on in the company, for better or worse. Vince McMahon also sabotaged Jon Moxley’s matches.
Vince McMahon has been the head of the company since he took control of the organization in 1982. McMahon saw various changes in his company over the last few decades as well. All through that, he continued to adapt to the changing times. However, many fans now feel that he is out of touch and simply has no idea what is good for a WWE Superstar.
Triple H is currently the COO of WWE and he is also a veteran in the world of professional wrestling, having competed in several great matches and countless memorable moments during his time as an active in-ring competitor in the company. He was also running NXT until he suffered a cardiac event, leading to him being absent from his role for the past few months.
According to a report by PW Insider, the NXT Creative team will fall under the oversight of Bruce Prichard and Christine Lubrano from now on. Johnny Russo will also be the new lead writer for NXT 2.0 and has been part of WWE’s Creative team since 2011. Dewey Foley will also remain with the NXT creative team.