Hey Scott, I hope you and the family are always safe and well. I am trying to make sense of all the recent releases and I have a few theories.
1. WWE is dumping dead weight to bring in fresh talent either that they have signed from the recent PC classes or talent they are aiming for NXT and the new show dropping.
2. They are going to merge the 3 brands in some form and operate off of 3 shows with one big roster.
3. I don't think they are selling, but may be purchasing or merging with another promotion.
I honestly feel it's #1 is the most realistic.
It’s because the previous regime signed all these geeks to long term deals with big plans of expanding the WWE Universe with NXT UK Ireland and NXT North Carolina and NXT Totally Not-AEW and then none of that happened and Nick Khan took over and rightly questioned why they’re paying Breezango with no return on their investment. It sucks for the talent and really the heat should be on the doofuses who went around spending all that money for no reason when the pandemic started, but it’s 100% a business move and I get why it happened.
Or they’re selling to Disney.