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It was unprecedented and a complete shocker to many. Wrestling fans question why WWE has opted for releasing some of their favorite wrestlers. Some were in their prime while others were raring for their opportunity to arise. While we may watch more superstars released in the upcoming weeks, I am here to present you with a very controversial idea. It is okay that WWE releases their wrestlers. Before you type in some nasty comments, hear me out. It is okay that they release wrestlers, but I believe that they got all the wrong ones!
WWE has an aging roster. It is no secret. They brought back Edge, promoted Rey Mysterio, and revived Eva Marie. Although wrestling fans enjoy the nostalgia of the past, I believe that it is time that we move past the past and look towards the future. What is the gain of bringing in an older Eva Marie and releasing the Iconics? Why release prime Braun Stroman and bring back John Cena for one more match? Some superstars can impact the sport, yet the company is opting for their older superstars. Imagine being able to see Andrade vs. Aleister Black once again, or being able to see Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan go on a run. Instead, we are looking forward to getting the return of the Bella Twins and another Golberg match in the future.
Some superstars should be released. I believe that they are not being used to their full potential. We recently got to see a feud between Angel Garza and Drew Gulak. Why? It was pointless. Drew Gulak has fought eighteen matches this year (excluding the Andre the Giant Battle Royale) and has only won two. I believe that he should be released for him to grow and show off his talents. He should be released from his contract.
Jeff Hardy is a wrestler who I have loved since the day he began wrestling. It hurts me to say it, but I believe that it is time for him to go. Excluding the thirty-man Royale Rumble and the Elimination Chamber, Jeff Hardy has won a total of four matches out of fourteen to this day. If we only count singles competition, he has won a total of only three out of twelve. He is a superstar, past his prime, and used as a squash. As a fan of Jeff, I do not wish to see the man who took on the world’s greatest superstars being pinned by in less than five minutes. I think it may be the time that he either retires or takes a coaching role in WWE. I think he would be a great mentor to Ricochet or Humberto Carrillo who have a similar fighting style.
Oh, R-Truth. Our 24/7 48/7 7/11 I-95 South European Television Champion. I think your time has come as well. The last non-24/7 match was back in April… of 2020, and it was against Cal Bloom. Truth has been used as comedic relief. To be fair, he has been a comedic relief for a long time, but it was different. He faced Batista, Sheamus, John Cena, and now he is getting pinned by a retired Alica Fox, and Peter Rosenberg. His last match was in May, and we are about to go an entire month without him involved in anything significant. Not only is the 24/7 title dead, but I believe that R-Truth’s time is coming to an end.
WWE has made an error releasing certain superstars. They should have opted for releasing some of their older stars and continuing to allow their younger ones to shine. They should stop the squashing and have valid matches. It is OKAY that they release some stars who have no place in the company. These stars have the potential for bigger and better and should be doing bigger and better.
Written by: Anthony Manuelle Cedeno