For the past few weeks, WWE had been airing promo vignettes for the impending arrival of Veer Mahaan on Monday Night RAW. However, many fans believe he simply will no longer debut on the red brand after taking so much time to debut. On this week’s show, the company did not even feature Veer Mahaan’s vignette, which led to fans making fun of his absence on social media.
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.
Veer Mahaan is no longer coming to RAW.
He’s going to Smackdown instead! Brock winning the WWE title meant they couldn’t have 2 unbeatable monsters on one brand.
That’s why the ad didn’t show up last night.. pic.twitter.com/AgJNOxdPsX
— JB (@SUPERZOMGBBQ) January 4, 2022
Since #WWERaw didn't remind us. I'd like to deliver you the friendly reminder that Veer Mahaan is coming to Raw. We just gotta wait for the MLB lockout to end and then he'll come. pic.twitter.com/9sSams03rs
— Adel Maverick (@A_Mav27) January 4, 2022