Is WWE Preparing To Be Sold?

Could today's talent releases be part of a greater strategy to sell WWE?

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Following today’s shocking news of a further six WWE releases – seemingly once more down to “budget cuts” – some are speculating that such cutbacks could be an indicator that WWE is preparing itself to be sold.

The six names today let go by Vince McMahon’s organisation are Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Ruby Riott, Santana and Buddy Murphy – which follows previous releases this past April and May.

One person thinking that this is part of McMahon’s company readying itself to be put up for sale, is former WWE writer Dave Schilling.


On the other side of the fence, Brandon Thurston, who does some phenomenal work at Wrestlenomics believes that WWE will never be sold during Vince McMahon’s lifetime.


As it stands, nobody in the WWE food chain has given a clear indication that there any plans whatsoever for WWE to be sold, but such releases are only going to continue to fuel the fires of speculation.

If you remember, it was only last year that WWE fired over 100 employees as part of purported budget cuts, despite bringing in record revenue numbers. And in 2021 so far, today is now the third batch of talent releases this year.

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