Following WrestleMania, the biggest event in professional wrestling, it seems that the WWE has some unfortunate news for fans, as they recently announced that they were releasing 6 superstars from their roster, some of which would undoubtedly surprise fans.
WWE announced the release of a few stars, namely Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Mickie James, and former United States Champ Kalisto, in a statement. Chelsea Green, Tucker, Bo Dallas, and Wesley Blake are the other stars who have been revealed recently as well.
Wrestlemania Stats and more details about the releases
They wished them luck in their future ventures in classic WWE fashion. As new releases become available, the company’s website will be updated as well. Although these moves may anger WWE fans, many of the stars let go in 2020 have found new opportunities with other corporations.
WrestleMania 37 was the first WWE event with fans in the crowd since March, and it was a resounding success on several levels. The signature event of the sports and entertainment corporation was performed at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL spanning two nights this past Saturday and Sunday.
Despite the fact that capacity was reached, both nights were sold out, with 25,675 people in attendance (51,350 total). With masks criteria, digital ticketing, cashless concessions, and improved sanitization throughout the arena, fans were placed in socially separated modules.
The event also drew a record 1.1 billion video views spanning WWE’s different video and social media platforms, a 14 percent rise year over year, according to WWE. During the week of WrestleMania, WWE content received a record 115 million social media interactions, a 102 percent rise, and 71 Twitter trends among Saturday and Sunday night. Furthermore, on-site retail revenues were said to be the largest in WWE history per capita.
Some will interpret this news as a sign that, while the organization is capable of putting on an exciting match show, it still has a lot of structural issues in how it manages its roster. Hopefully, the superstars released will go on to have more successful and satisfying wrestling careers in other organizations.