The deadly coronavirus pandemic has hit the sports world hard but WWE has continued to function in the tough times and entertain their worldwide fans, at a time when no live sports event is broadcasted. However, the pandemic didn’t spare the top pro wrestling promoters as they had to release some of their top superstars, including Rusev, Kurt Angle, Erick Rowan, Carl Anderson, Luke Gallows and others just to cut on their budget. Its worth mentioning that WWE earned a huge amount of money from ticket sales but with the tapings taking place behind closed doors, this option is null and void. WWE is now heavily relying on TV broadcasting to generate the money.
WWE will continue to function in Florida and will continue shooting RAW, SmackDown and NXT behind closed doors after Governor Ron DeSantis deemed the company as an essential business. However, with less generation of debts, they were forced to leave out some of the wrestlers.
More releases revealed
The sources stated that WWE may release few more superstars and it turned out to be a reality. The company was yet to reveal the names of wrestlers released from the NXT brand but the social media messages from some superstars indicated that were also released.
PWInsider confirmed that WWE released Taynara Conti, Cezar Bononi, Tino Sabbatelli and Mars Wang from the golden and black brand. Few superstars like Dan Matha (Dorian Mak), Alyssa Marino, Aleksandar Jaksic, Nick Comoroto (Nick Ogarelli), MJ Jenkins, and Deonna Purrazzo were released earlier.