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Several wrestlers have been released by WWE.(WWE)

How many wrestlers did WWE release in 2021 and how did present superstars react?

UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 07:51 PM IST
  • Superstars like Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, Aleister Black, Big Show, and Andrade were released from the roster by WWE. It was a shocking moment for the fans as well as the present WWE superstars, who saw their colleagues being given their pink slips.
Dwayne Johnson said he has acquired the XFL.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson said he has acquired the XFL.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson acquires XFL from Vince McMahon

Florida | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 07:04 AM IST
The league suspended operations and laid off all of its employees on April 10 and filed for bankruptcy protection on April 13.
Rusev.(WWE)
Rusev.(WWE)

Recently released WWE Superstar announces he has Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 12:46 PM IST
Only some days ago, Miro’s wife and WWE superstar Lana had announced that both her parents were Covid-19 positive. Lana said that her asthma-patient mother was shifted to ICU as she required oxygen.
Brock Lesnar.(WWE)
Brock Lesnar.(WWE)

‘Brock was tired of being broke’: Jim Ross remembers another story of Lesnar signing with WWE

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 04:41 PM IST
After a successful collegiate wrestling career, Brock joined WWE and became a premier name in the business after capturing the eye of owner Vince McMahon. He left the WWE in 2005 and wrestled for New Japan Professional Wrestling before joined UFC in 2007.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon celebrates. File photo.(WWE)
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon celebrates. File photo.(WWE)

Two months after WWE fired 30+ employees, report says Vince McMahon’s net worth has shot up amid Covid-19 pandemic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 11:03 AM IST
Now, another recent report has surfaced that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has been able to see his net worth take a steep rise amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Vince McMahon with The Undertaker.(WWE)
Vince McMahon with The Undertaker.(WWE)

The Saudi Prince called: Former WWE superstar reveals how Vince McMahon changed plans for Greatest Royal Rumble

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 08:28 PM IST
In 2018, Rusev was very popular and scheduled to face The Undertaker at the Greatest Royal Rumble. He narrated the story of how he was told about the match by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon on his Youtube show.
WWE Royal Rumble match.(WWE)
WWE Royal Rumble match.(WWE)

‘Definitely some talent that you cannot trust’: WWE Hall of Famer on micromanagement in wrestling

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Yash Bhati
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 08:15 PM IST
It has been argued that WWE has failed to make superstars of popularity like Austin, Rock, or John Cena in the last decade. WWE have often been criticized for micromanaging the wrestlers in terms of promos and their actions on television.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.(WWE)
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.(WWE)

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon unhappy with two wrestling legends

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Titus O’Neil faced the wrath of McMahon when he tried to grab the WWE Chairman on live television during Daniel Bryan’s retirement speech. But not it has been reported that McMahon is unhappy with another set of wrestlers.
Matt Riddle has issues with Brock Lesnar and Goldberg.(WWE)
Matt Riddle has issues with Brock Lesnar and Goldberg.(WWE)

EXCLUSIVE | Even Vince McMahon thought I was disrespectful: Matt Riddle

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 05:10 PM IST
The WWE Universe has taken to the laid-back attitude, in your face persona and impressive wrestling ability of Riddle. He won the Dusty Rhodes Classic and NXT Tag Team Championship with Pete Dunne while also holding the record for the fastest match in NXT history when he defeated Kassius Ohno in his debut Takeover match.
Otis wins the Money in the Bank suitcase.(WWE)
Otis wins the Money in the Bank suitcase.(WWE)

2020: The year of despair is the year of reckoning for WWE superstar Otis

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 04:48 PM IST
The year that everyone wants gone, is the year Otis Dozovic will remember forever.
Vince McMahon.(WWE)
Vince McMahon.(WWE)

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon not impressed with record-breaking NXT champion

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Some have enjoyed momentous success like Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre or Charlotte Flair. On the other hand, there are some wrestlers whose main roster runs have been disastrous despite being top names in NXT.
Shad Gaspard.(@tinapatel/WWE)
Shad Gaspard.(@tinapatel/WWE)

‘Can’t imagine what his family is going through,’ Vince McMahon, The Rock send wishes to former WWE superstar Shad Gaspard’s family

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 11:06 PM IST
39-year-old Shad instructed lifeguards to first save his 10-year-old during the tide and they managed to rescue him but at second attempt, Gaspard was nowhere to be found.
Is Vince McMahon impressed with new superstar?(WWE)
Is Vince McMahon impressed with new superstar?(WWE)

WWE chairman Vince McMahon sees Raw superstar as long-term project: Report

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Since the start of 2020, it has been seen that WWE has started to put more focus on up and coming wrestlers to build a landscape for the future.
The Undertaker against Brock Lesnar.(WWE)
The Undertaker against Brock Lesnar.(WWE)

‘If it’s not Brock Lesnar, who can beat you?’: The Undertaker recalls conversation with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 06:17 PM IST
It was in 2014 that Vince McMahon decided that it is time to end the 21-0 winning streak of The Undertaker and that decision still attracts a lot of detractors.
Sami Zayn and the WWE.(WWE)
Sami Zayn and the WWE.(WWE)

WWE superstar Sami Zayn facing backstage heat over refusing to return amid Covid-19 pandemic: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 08:07 PM IST
The WWE higher-ups denied that wrestlers or employees who choose to stay at home amid the pandemic will be given any punishment or face any sort of backstage heat. Two months later, it does not feel like the professional wrestling company has stayed true to that word.
Donald Trump and Triple H.(Reuters/WWE)
Donald Trump and Triple H.(Reuters/WWE)

‘Triple H is a total winner,’ Donald Trump wishes ‘Cerebral Assasin’ on his 25th WWE anniversary

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 06:37 PM IST
Trump has a well-documented history with WWE. He appeared on WWE television for several weeks to hype up the “The Battle of the Billionaires” that took place at WrestleMania 23.
Shane McMahon, Stephanie, Triple H and Vince.(WWE)
Shane McMahon, Stephanie, Triple H and Vince.(WWE)

‘He’s not a favourite guy of front office,’ WWE Hall of Famer reveals why popular superstar is not pushed

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 03:04 PM IST
He is regularly called the pound for pound the strongest superstar in the WWE. He is exceptional inside the squared circle and regularly amazes the fans with his abilities. But this hasn’t resulted in a focussed single’s push for the ‘Swiss Cyborg’.
John Cena and Bray Wyatt at WWE WrestleMania 36.(WWE)
John Cena and Bray Wyatt at WWE WrestleMania 36.(WWE)

Bray Wyatt vs John Cena at WWE WrestleMania 36 was nothing short of a cinematic marvel

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 08:28 AM IST
It was nothing like we have seen before in the WWE. It was nothing like we had expected. But like everything since he became The Fiend, it was a home run.
Becky Lynch.(WWE)
Becky Lynch.(WWE)

WrestleMania 36: Becky Lynch admits a break in WWE schedule ‘can do people good’

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 07:11 PM IST
There has been a lot of clamour surrounding the schedule that the WWE superstars have to follow. They are always on the road with live events taking place every week.
Kofi Kingston and Brock Lesnar on SmackDown.(WWE Photo)
Kofi Kingston and Brock Lesnar on SmackDown.(WWE Photo)

Former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston talks about his title loss to Brock Lesnar, says ‘ would have liked for it to end differently’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 01:14 PM IST
Despite being one of the most dominant champions, the end of Kofi’s reign ended with a whimper. On SmackDown’s debut on Fox, Kofi lost the WWE Championship in under ten seconds to Brock Lesnar.
Vince McMahon.(WWE)
Vince McMahon.(WWE)

‘Everybody wanted to work with him’: Why Vince McMahon pushed popular superstar into the main event

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 06:08 PM IST
There was one wrestler in the early 2000s who became a huge superstar in WWE despite starting out as a cruiserweight.
Stone Cold Steve Austin.(WWE)
Stone Cold Steve Austin.(WWE)

‘Texas Rattlesnake’ Stone Cold Steve Austin is returning to WWE

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:53 PM IST
During the company’s peak in the late 1990s, Stone Cold was the main star of the WWE with legendary feuds with chairman Vince McMahon and The Rock dominating the landscape.
Triple H faces criticism from Scott Steiner.(WWE)
Triple H faces criticism from Scott Steiner.(WWE)

‘It’s the worst place to work’: Wrestling legend levels harsh criticism against Triple H, WWE

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:55 PM IST
Scott Steiner has levelled intense criticism against Triple H and called WWE the “worst place to work” in a In a recent episode of “Sitting Ringside” podcast by David Penzer.
The Fiend faces Goldberg.(WWE)
The Fiend faces Goldberg.(WWE)

WWE Super ShowDown: Goldberg proves The Fiend is not the next Undertaker, he is just Bray Wyatt

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 07:57 PM IST
The Fiend looked like a merciless, impregnable wrestler who could dominate the landscape much like Goldberg did in the 1990s. But it has been proved that there is only one Goldberg. No character or wrestler can dominate the professional wrestling world much like he did.
Goldberg returns to SmackDown.(WWE)
Goldberg returns to SmackDown.(WWE)

WWE SmackDown: Goldberg flattens The Fiend

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Goldberg’s return to the WWE had generated a lot of interest for the blue brand and it has been reported that his star power has even resulted in Vince McMahon’s change of mind regarding the WrestleMania 36 main event.
Roman Reigns and John Cena.(WWE)
Roman Reigns and John Cena.(WWE)

‘WWE tried so hard with Roman Reigns,’ Hall of Famer picks superstar who could be next John Cena

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 02:38 PM IST
Reigns faced a lot of backlash from the fans after WWE seemed intent on making him the face of the company. The fans never bought into the concept and it resulted in a lot of negative emotions towards Reigns.
Matt Hardy contract is coming up.(WWE)
Matt Hardy contract is coming up.(WWE)

WWE on verge of losing another major superstar to AEW: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 02:35 PM IST
Matt Hardy’s contract with WWE runs out on March 1st and it seems the WWE has written off the character from television in the past two weeks on Raw.
Vince McMahon and Triple H.(Twitter)
Vince McMahon and Triple H.(Twitter)

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon’s decision left Triple H shocked

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 08:44 PM IST
Triple H has admitted that he didn’t think WWE Chairman Vince McMahon would be keen to make the match at WrestleMania 36.
Drew McIntyre points to Wrestlemania sign.(WWE)
Drew McIntyre points to Wrestlemania sign.(WWE)

WWE considering making a huge change to WrestleMania pay-per-view: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 01:16 PM IST
The length of Wrestlemania pay-per-view has become a topic of discussion in the recent years, with the pay-per-view stretching nearly eight hours long.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and daughter Stephanie.(WWE)
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and daughter Stephanie.(WWE)

Stocks plummeting, TV ratings falling: WWE in troubled waters

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Dave Meltzer reported that WWE’s stock price dropped $9.55 per share in minutes after the announcement. WWE shares fell more than 20 percent as it went from $62.31 to $47.99 after their departures.
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