In what was one of the toughest times of WWE history, in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the wrestling company released about 20 workers at one go! Wrestlers such as Rusev, Kurt Angle, Drake Maverick and Zack Ryder have been fired as a step to further reduce the financial losses caused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In fact, the controversial move would help WWE save USD 4 million per month, along with an increase in cash flow of USD 140 million. Seth Rollins was among the WWE Superstars who candidly discussed the decision of WWE while also noting how he was frustrated by the negativity and hostility to the wrestling business.
On his Instagram Live session, Seth Rollins said, “But one thing I am seeing that is a little upsetting to me is all the negativity and the hostility towards WWE. This is a difficult day for everyone, for all of us and I think if ever there was a moment for us to unify, for us to try and band together and keep this business alive the best we know how this is that moment. And I think pointing fingers or say ‘You should’ve done this, you should’ve done that.’ It just doesn’t feel like the time or the place for it. I think this is a day for compassion and for empathy and for understanding. And to try to support each other, to pick each other up.”
Rollins then concluded by saying, “And that’s for everybody, that’s not just for the guys and girls who were let go. But for all of us who are fortunate enough at this moment to still be able to have a position where we can collect a paycheck and support those who love us and those around us, we have to take it upon ourselves to work harder to make sure there’s a place for those who again, had it the worst, to come back to.”
In addition, as fans began to criticize The Monday Night Messiah for his views, the 33-year-old wrestler took to Twitter to say, “I very much understand where all the anger & frustration is stemming from & that’s okay. This is an emotional day for all of us & some folks need to vent. For me, it’s been a lot of sadness & contemplation & a desire to unify & rally behind an industry I love.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major financial losses to many big fortune companies and it is predicted that there will be a global economic crisis once the situation goes back to normal.