WWE Roster Releases 2020: Drake Maverick, Kurt Angle, And Other Wrestlers React
WWE performers were given some harsh news today, how did they react to being let go?
On Wednesday afternoon, WWE chairman Vince McMahon held a phone conference announcing that cuts to the company were coming. Wave one of cuts came an hour after it concluded, which resulted in Drake Maverick, Lio Rush, EC3, road agents, and more losing their jobs.
However, there was a lot that led up to this decision by WWE. McMahon was also recently named an official in President's Trump committee to advise on reopening sports and was recently declared an "essential business" by Orange County, Florida.
Several wrestlers responded to the news of their release the best they could and took to Twitter to thank fans.
To everyone on Gods green earth. Thank you for the kind words. I’ve been doing this for 46 years(Wrestling)I pray you all get through this and we can share a hug and drink again. Stay healthy. (SD)— Fit Finlay (@ringfox1) April 15, 2020
Last time I got fired I had a really funny tweet in response to it. Doesn’t really feel appropriate today. I will say this, a lot of very talented ppl lost their jobs today and out of this disaster the PRO WRESTLING community will rise stronger than ever! 🤘🏻— Brian Myers (@TheCurtHawkins) April 15, 2020
I wanted 2 say thank you to the WWE for the time I spent there.I made many new friends and had the opportunity to work with so many talented people. To the Superstars, continue to entertain the WWE Universe as well as you possibly can. They’re the best fans in the world. #itstrue— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) April 15, 2020
Thanks everyone for all the great messages. I truly believe that this is just temporary. There are many people in this world in far worse situations than I am, so please don’t worry about me too much. I’ll always be The Hurricane and I’m always just a tweet away. Love you all!— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) April 15, 2020
It's obvious that professional wrestling has seen some dark days in decades past, but this could be just the start of the number of releases to come. Gamespot will update accordingly.