'We're Always Looking For What's Next' - Nick Khan Comments On Recent WWE Releases
WWE have let a lot of talent go in recent months
WWE President and Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan has tried to explain the decision-making behind recent WWE releases.
Since April, WWE have made cuts to the main roster or NXT talent roster at least once a month, with a host of huge names such as Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt and Aleister Black among numerous others being let go by the promotion.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, Khan explained that, while a group of people would discuss the talent, the final decision was down to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
When asked who made the decisions about the talent who are released, Khan explained: "There is a collective of us. Keep in mind, with WWE, there is one boss and that's Vince [McMahon], as we all know.
"Between Bruce Prichard, who oversees the entire creative process, between Kevin Dunn, who oversees all of our production, Stephanie McMahon, Paul Levesque, all are involved in these decisions with ultimately Vince making the final decision on things."
Khan also said that there is usually more than one reason behind the decisions, with 'budget cuts' often cited as the primary cause.
He continued: "I don't think there is one explanation for it. Ultimately, what's looked at is, 'is this person, for us, going to move the needle now or in the imminent future.'
"We had a two-day tryout in Las Vegas which Triple H and John Laurinaitis and Bruce Prichard were across, as were the rest of us, we've signed over a dozen new talent coming out of that tryout. I'm not suggesting that's why we cut the other talent, but we're always looking for what's next. We live in the present and the future, we don't live in the past.
"When people leave and move on with their life and careers, that's good by us. For us, it's what works for us and our product at that moment in time and what's going to work down the road and largely, in part, the existing roster is based on that."