All of the discussion (and predictably cringeworthy lapdog, bootlicking defenses of them, from very predictable sources) of the latest wave of WWE releases got me thinking about when all-time greats would’ve been released in current conditions.
Cena- absolutely gone before the Halloween party.
Rock- probably while he’s out with an injury before turning heel and joining NOD
Jericho- either during the meeting where DX thought he didn’t know how to work, or during the meeting where he was berated for hitting Chyna too hard
Orton- during the RNN Breaking News bits. (I mean actually in the middle of one of them. They make him read his own release live on Raw.)
Batista- never gets a chance after the Deacon gimmick.
Austin- after 3:16, before feuding with Bret
Kane- the day after he ripped off the Cell door
The Cell door- the day before Kane rips it off
That’s all I have for now, I’ll open the conversation to the group.
Sad but probably 100% accurate.