WWE are on a mission to destroy the growing perception that their status as industry-dominating monopolists is under threat, and will do so by pushing frustrated talent in an attempt at convincing them to stay where they are and not jump to All Elite Wrestling.
This is according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, who claims WWE believe they can tempt the likes of The Revival into sticking around when their contracts expire.
WWE reportedly don't want fans to know that upset talent now have other options. On top of this, Vince McMahon wants to project the idea that they are the only major league in the game, and that everything else is a small-fry indie promotion.
The Revival wrestled Raw Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode and Chad Gable on last night's show, falling via fast count from guest referee Curt Hawkins. WWE also acknowledged TJP and Maria Kanellis reported disgruntlement on the latest 205 Live, with the former handwaving General Manager Drake Maverick, and the latter chastising him for her and husband Mike's lack of activity.
It remains to be seen whether or not WWE will succeed in their attempts at controlling the narrative, but handing pushes to anyone who claims they're unhappy seems like a dangerous game.
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