Over the last six months, WWE has released several Superstars who Vince McMahon only saw as lower-tier competitors at best. The coronavirus pandemic has already dealt a huge blow to WWE and now Superstars are concerned about their future in the company.
WrestlingNews recently spoke to an unnamed Superstar who revealed that wrestlers backstage are worried about their future amidst the pandemic.
“I think guys know they can’t depend on AEW as their safety net because they are going through their issues with canceled shows. This will be tough for a lot of guys and for a lot of people in [the wrestling business] overall.”
It was further noted that top Superstars, as well as mid-carders, will be immune from the “tough decisions” WWE may come up with later this year.
For what it’s worth, AEW has been the greatest alternate option for wrestlers who have quit WWE to date. Guys like Jon Moxley (fka Dean Ambrose), Brodie Lee (fka Luke Harper), Matt Hardy, Dustin Rhodes (fka Goldust) have been better off jumping ship than perishing in WWE.
Meanwhile, The Kabuki Warriors are set to defend the Women’s Tag Team Championship against Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross this weekend at WrestleMania 36 on the WWE Network.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that Cross and Bliss are likely to dethrone the Japanese champs at the 36th edition of the Show Of Shows. The fact that The Goddess is a “company favorite” largely boosts the chances of the babyfaces winning the gold at The Grandest Stage Of Them All.
“The fact that it’s WrestleMania and it’s going to be a lot of babyfaces winning and I would think that would favour Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross, plus they haven’t done a lot with them of late and Alexa Bliss is a company favourite.”