WWE Reportedly Considered All Their Underutilised Veteran Wrestlers For This Week's Releases

WWE is focusing on hiring younger talents

WWE officials reportedly considered a significant number of veteran wrestlers for release over the past week.

WWE announced their latest round of releases yesterday, with high profile names such as Keith Lee, Nia Jax, and Karrion Kross some of the more shocking names cut from the roster.

Now, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer, WWE considered many other veteran talents for release, stating WWE’s new direction in signing younger talent:

“Age is also likely a part in many of the decisions because the company is well aware that they don’t have enough talent in their 20s on television and are looking at recruiting bigger, younger, and people with more of a legitimate athletic background going forward. The new directives on hiring new women is the recommendations are 25 or younger.

“Aside from [Frankie] Monet, who got an initial big push but was largely forgotten about in recent weeks, none were doing anything of note in NXT. Lorcan & Danny Burch had been tag team champions and were a solid team, but they are now focusing on other teams.

"Virtually all the veteran wrestlers that aren’t being used on either WWE or NXT television right now were discussed as potentially being cut over the past week."

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