WWE Superstar Oney Lorcan (now back to using the name Biff Busick on social media) appeared to take aim at Triple H’s recent comments from Wednesday’s NXT TakeOver media conference call.
During the media call, Triple H said that he didn’t understand why people felt the need to go on social media to talk about their release requests. He added that a lot of people are out there “just getting clicks” and “sometimes I wish they wouldn’t, sometimes they just think it’s funny.”
He did not name anyone in particular but wrestlers like Sin Cara, Luke Harper, and Mike Kanellis have gone public this year about their desire to be released. Oney Lorcan asked for his release at the end of last month. Their release requests have not been granted.
Triple H said that the goal is to make everyone professional and he doesn’t think it’s professional when wrestlers take their issues to social media.
Lorcan, while not addressing him by name, appeared to be referring to Triple H in his latest tweet: “THE MATURE PROFESSIONAL THING TO SAY WOULD BE NO COMMENT AND HAVE A PRIVATE CONVERSATION PROMOTER TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR INSTEAD OF BURYING TALENT PUBLICLY TO THE MEDIA THATS HOW I DO BUSINESS ITS ALL ABOUT THE GAME AND HOW YOU PLAY IT.”
You can see his tweet below.
The irony in all of this is that ACH (the former Jordan Myles) has been the most vocal person about WWE and has claimed that people in charge are racists. Last week, he announced that he had quit the company and was granted his release several days later.
There are several wrestlers who have requested their release this year and have not gone public on social media. With the exception of a few (Tye Dillinger, Goldust, KENTA and ACH) most of the release requests have not been granted. Dave Meltzer reported last week that some in the company have been pushing to let unhappy wrestlers leave but others (I would assume Vince McMahon) don’t want to grant early releases. There is still a chance that some people will let go with the idea being that it would be fine to let some people go if they are unlikely to be signed by AEW or unlikely to make a difference there.