Between the Performance Center, NXT, UK, and the main roster, WWE may have the most wrestlers under contract than at any other point in their history. That would include the boom period in the 1980’s when they were running 2-3 shows per night and the Attitude era when the business was loaded with top names.
On one hand, it’s great to see so many wrestlers earning full-time money but, at some point, WWE will need to release some of them as they continue to move people up from the Performance Center and NXT. There have been a few people released this year but nothing like the “spring cleaning” of previous years.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that a lot of the marginal talent is nervous about their spots because there have been so many additions to the main roster. The recent additions can only mean that cuts are on the way. Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose and Mandy Rose were added to the Raw roster this week and Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan were added to the Smackdown roster. The addition of the women could be related to a new weekly show that could launch as soon as January. It could also be related to rumors about the women’s Royal Rumble. Click here for news on the new TV show and click here for the latest on the women’s Royal Rumble rumors.
On a related note, there’s one NXT star that is on thin ice with WWE and he hasn’t been used on shows since late October. Click here to read more.
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