WWE Is Scouting for New Talents After Releasing Several Major Superstars

Published 06/04/2021, 10:32 AM EDT
COLOGNE, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 07: A WWE Logo at the WWE Live Tryout at the Motorworld on November 7, 2018 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Marc Pfitzenreuter/Getty Images)

With the recent release of prominent WWE Superstars, the main roster will have some empty spaces to fill. The Superstars released are top names and have immense potential.


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Nevertheless, WWE never seems to have a shortage of talents when it comes to wrestlers. Their performance center churns out new talents every year.


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In a recent tweet, Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, claimed that some influential names were at the WWE Performance Center today to scout talent for the main roster.

The wrestling world was just recovering from the post-WrestleMania releases when WWE dropped another bomb on the fans by releasing some more.

While this is devastating news for those wrestlers, it is somewhat of a good news for the young and upcoming wrestlers at the Performance Center.

Plainly speaking, newer talents won’t be able to break through into the main roster if the older wrestlers are still occupying the space. This sounds really bad, but in terms of business, it might be logical for the higher-ups in WWE.

By releasing a wrestler like ‘The Monster Among Men’ Braun Strowman, who, as per several reports, was employed on a hefty contract, WWE has made significant savings in the financial area.

The new talents cannot ask for a high paycheck like the one Braun had. However, in WWE’s defense, it is indeed tough to keep paying big bucks while business suffers pandemic-induced losses.

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Probable reasons for WWE releasing Superstars

Just to put things into perspective, here is the full list of wrestlers who have been released: Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Ruby Riott, Lana, Santana Garrett, Buddy Murphy.

In some reports, it was revealed that some Superstars actually wanted out of the promotion. So, for them, it might actually be a blessing in disguise.

However, it might come back to haunt WWE. Their competitors, AEW, have a pretty good record of nabbing released WWE Superstars and launching them into superstardom.

Miro and Cody Rhodes are excellent examples of the same. Both superstars had immense potential, but WWE just couldn’t utilize it to the fullest.

As of now, there has been no official confirmation as to where these wrestlers will end up, but one might want to keep an eye on AEW.


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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!