In recent weeks, WWE has been pursuing its releases and budget cuts without looking at anyone, proposing cuts after cuts, even for Superstars who seemed to be on the launchpad, such as Hit Row, Tegan Nox, Franky Monet, Karrion Kross and many other athletes.
After their passage on the main roster, it seemed that for the Hit Row there could be the final consecration to the top Superstar of the main roster, with the stable that had in fact arrived unexpectedly on the rings of Friday Night Smackdown, with the members of the team who seemed to be able to be great faces for the future of the entire company, but for Vince McMahon and associates, apparently, this was not the case.
WWE had big plans for Hit Row
WWE released multiple superstars this week, including SmackDown’s Hit Row, as part of the company’s latest round of budgetary cuts. The popular stable from NXT made their main roster debut last month after being drafted to SmackDown.
The stable’s former member B-Fab was released earlier, and two weeks later, she was followed by Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Ashante “Thee” Adonis, and Top Dolla. Apparently, according to what Dave Meltzer reported, during one of his latest newsletters to the Wrestling Observer, WWE would have changed its mind several times on Thursday, when it then went to fire several athletes.
If initially it was not known what had happened on the day of their dismissal, in the end, the truth seems to have emerged regarding the call made by the company executives to release the three athletes who had already orphaned their female colleague.
In Meltzer’s latest speech, the well-known journalist wanted to state: “So, Thursday was the day they fired them. So Thursday, they were first notified that they were supposed to go to Smackdown, Survivor Series and also Raw and then instead they called them back to tell them they wouldn’t be instead.
had to take part in any of the three shows. Eventually, they were called back once again to tell them they should be present. In the end, the last phone call of the day, he informed them of the dismissal. All this happened on Thursday alone.”
Apparently, despite the great fuss made with all these program changes and these phone calls, Hit Row was already aware of heat against them, due to the statements made by Top Dolla in the last period, with the ex-football player who had made some statements against AEW that had not gone down to the company of McMahons, always very attentive in terms of social and media.