Wrestling World Reacts To Today’s WWE Releases
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It’s a very tough day for the wrestling world as over 20 talents on the WWE roster and staff have been laid off by the company. From in-ring talent to longtime veterans and agents, a wide swath of familiar WWE faces have been let go as WWE looks to realign it’s financial outlook amid the Coronavirus pandemic. These times are very tough for the talent going through the experience, but a great deal of their friends, teachers and mentors feel for them as well. Below is the string of reactions and well wishes that wrestlers and wrestling figures have sent to their colleagues that have been released. (Author’s note: this post will be updated ongoing.)
Man. Some of the greatest people I’ve shared life with. I love you all.
— D. Harwood (@DaxHarwood) April 15, 2020
Today sucks. To all my former co-workers, especially the ones losing their jobs right now, I love you all.
— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) April 15, 2020
— Devil's Blood (@WWEAleister) April 15, 2020
My heart breaks for anyone who has lost their job during this. I feel sick about it. Sending you guys so much love ❤️
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) April 15, 2020
TODAY FN SUCKS
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) April 15, 2020
Days like today are why the downside guarantee is SO important.
To the Boys,
I salute you.
You will all get through this.
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) April 15, 2020
One of the all time greats.
I owe so much of my career to him.
The 3 matches I had with him around the world, helped made me who I am today. https://t.co/HcD3TLIvSa
— TheDRAW (@TheSamiCallihan) April 15, 2020
I wish everyone the absolute best and have no doubt you will land on your feet. Times are tough, and are no reflection on your talent, skill, or worth in or outside the business. Keep your heads up ❤️
— Charly Caruso // Arnolt (@CharlyOnTV) April 15, 2020
You quickly went from being a coworker to one of my close friends. You are such a good person – one of the best and I know things will end up working out for you even better than you could have imagined. So thankful to have gotten to work with you. I hope we get to do it again.❤️
— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) April 15, 2020
My heart hurts for so many friends and family today. I will not be streaming or doing internet for a bit
— Ember M.I.A. Palmer (@WWEEmberMoon) April 15, 2020
Very hard day for the WWE family 💔
— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) April 15, 2020
What a sad day for my WWE family, stay strong everyone. Keep your head up♥️
— Mandy (@WWE_MandyRose) April 15, 2020
It’s a very sad day for wrestling. My heart goes out to everyone who has been released. With no independent scene, due to this virus, it’s going to be far more difficult for these dedicated superstars to land on their feet. https://t.co/WhlNNBv9HR
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) April 15, 2020
Meatwagon 4 life.
Thanks for all the times we spent together iceman. Love you brother. https://t.co/4WdCf5i1Uc
— TUCKy (@tuckerwwe) April 15, 2020
Can’t wait for our last hoorah
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) April 15, 2020
awesome wrestlers lost their job today, in the midst of everything going on it may not mean a lot to you & that’s ok. But it means a lot to me. If you can, root for them, checkout their @PWTees page & @BookCameo
If u have a fav independent pro having a rough time, send their info
— Nic Nemeth (@HEELZiggler) April 15, 2020
Today has been a sad and tough day so far for the whole WWE family. Please send a lot of love and light our way. We all need it. ❤️N
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) April 15, 2020
My heart is breaking for my wrestling family..
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) April 15, 2020
No matter where life takes us, through the ups & downs, we have eachother to lean on. Just like he’s always been there for me, I’ll be there for him today.
Im so proud of him & I can’t wait to see what’s next!! ♥️ pic.twitter.com/uwGbs3zw0j
— CHELSEA GREEN (@ImChelseaGreen) April 15, 2020
Thanks for everything, Mike. You’re the man. pic.twitter.com/p2PWy0dWA3
— Jason Ayers (@JasonAyersWWE) April 15, 2020
And THIS is one of the reasons I have more respect for you than almost anyone. You were in my wedding. Rode together for years. And have always had my back no matter what. But being a dad doesn’t stop even if work does. https://t.co/FEbZZtITCZ
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachrules) April 15, 2020
We all at WrestleZone would like to send our deepest hopes, prayers and well wishes to the talent that has been effected by today and we all look forward to seeing you excel at what you do best.