The WWE made plenty of headlines a couple of days ago when they released six superstars and the move surprised more than a few people, stirring up rumors is the WWE for sale?
Most of the moves didn’t make any sense, but when we look deeper there appears to be a method to the madness.
More and more people are speaking out that they believe the WWE is going to be sold in the near future to NBC, and it looks like that may be the case judging by several moves they’ve made.
The events and how they come together are laid out well by slicewrestling.com and it’s really got us thinking.
Since it appears the WWE may be looking to increase their profit margins, it also makes sense that they’ll only put together the barest of shows until they call up more from NXT.
A rundown of Smackdown’s talent pool following the releases are 22 men and 7 women performers. This means their matchups and feuds are limited, so fresh blood is needed.
Hence part of the reason the releases help open places for cheaper NXT performers that’ll help improve the product and keep costs down due to smaller contracts.
Big names, short runs
To help their profit margin, it won’t surprise us if the WWE spends a little extra to bring back older stars for short run and a cash grab.
This would explain the rumors circulating about the WWE going all out for SummerSlam with John Cena to challenge Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar to challenge Bobby Lashley.
If these rumors are true, then we’re in for an interesting ride in the next couple of months.
More releases coming?
With all of this going on, it won’t surprise us of the WWE has another group of releases.
NXT UK was expected along with the main roster’s moves, but that doesn’t mean expensive mid card or semi main eventers are safe on the main brands.
We’d imagine it’d involve those that aren’t exactly household names or may not be viewed as missed like Shelton Benjamin, R-Truth, and so on.
We hope they don’t release anyone else as it’s someone’s livelihood and they’ve worked hard to get their contracts, but it’s impossible to predict what the WWE is going to do if they continue to streamline things.
This is definitely an interesting and uncertain time for many reasons in professional wrestling, and we’re excited to see what’s going to come of all of this.
What do you think is going to happen with the WWE and NBC? Is the WWE for sale? Let us know in the comments below.
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