The wrestling world has taken to social media to react to WWE releasing 18 on-screen talents earlier today.
Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush opened up about WWE’s tendency to announce mass releases, taking to Twitter to write:
“Something’s gotta give. Things need to change. It’s unhealthy. It’s toxic. It’s soul snatching. It’s embarrassing. It’s ruining lives. It’s crushing hopes and dreams. Its contributing to mental health struggles. We’re living in a world full of facades, but the damages are real.”
Something’s gotta give. Things need to change. It’s unhealthy. It’s toxic. It’s soul snatching. It’s embarrassing. It’s ruining lives. It’s crushing hopes and dreams. Its contributing to mental health struggles. We’re living in a world full of facades, but the damages are real.
— Lio Rush (@IamLioRush) November 4, 2021
Appearing to express a similar sentiment, Former WWE Tag Team Champion Dax Harwood tweeted:
“I wish WCW would’ve won.”
I wish WCW would’ve won.
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) November 4, 2021
Former WWE interviewer and announcer Renee Paquette has faith all those let go today will find themselves outside of WWE:
Seriously?? That’s a list of stars. They’ll be juuuuust fine wherever they land ❤️
— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) November 4, 2021
Also optimistic about his friends’ futures, Mustafa Ali posted:
i believe in you
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) November 5, 2021
Feeling for those cut, Paige tweeted:
— SARAYA (@RealPaigeWWE) November 4, 2021
Josiah Williams noted that he’s staying positive for his former co-workers, tweeting.
Praying for all of my friends and former co-workers.
And staying positive for each and every one of you.
I love you all. ❤️
— Josiah Williams is Black. (@JDeanWilliams) November 5, 2021
You can read the list of WWE releases here.
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