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. On the other hand, Vince McMahon is WWE’s Chairman and oversees everything that goes on in the company, right to the very last detail. Roman Reign’s bold message to Vince McMahon was also leaked previously.
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 previous set of releases included the likes of Keith Lee, Karrion Kross, Ember Moon, Mia Yim and Nia Jax. It got even worse from there after releasing Jeff Hardy. This week, the company released William Regal, Road Dogg and several other backstage members in NXT as well.
According to Ringside News, the latest set of WWE NXT releases was meant as a personal shot at Triple H.
We asked around about WWE firing Triple H's people from NXT and whether it was a conspiracy. It's not only 100% legit, but it was also personal.
Source: "You're not a conspiracy theorist, it was Triple H's people, specifically Triple H's people and it was all intentional."
— Steve Carrier (@steve_carrier) January 6, 2022