Backstage Update On Rumoured WWE Cuts

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In recent days there has been significant speculation that WWE could be making cuts in the very near future.

The speculation seemingly began with a report from WrestlingNews.Co that suggested some talent is expecting releases too. This was followed by a report in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter from Dave Meltzer, which noted that WWE will be cutting costs at WrestleMania 39. Although there was no mention of talent cuts.

“There are going to be cutbacks to the show, but not in ways that any fan would notice. Less personnel will be brought in and some of the foreign language announcers that had been brought in previously will be announcing via remote, which is also something that a lot of sports teams and networks are doing more of. The idea is to increase the profit margin of the show in getting the company ready for a sale.”

However, a further report from Fightful Select said that there was “no talk” of cuts at SmackDown, adding that it hadn’t really been a topic of conversation.

WWE WrestleMania 39 – Updated Card

  • Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes – Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
  • Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley – SmackDown Women’s Title
  • Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka – Raw Women’s Title
  • Seth Rollins vs. Logan Paul
  • Edge vs. Finn Balor (Hell in a Cell)
  • Austin Theory (c) vs. John Cena – United States Title
  • Brock Lesnar vs. Omos
  • Gunther (c) vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus – Intercontinental Title
  • Trish Stratus, Lita, Becky Lynch vs. Damage CTRL
  • Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs. TBD vs. TBD vs. TBD – WrestleMania Showcase
  • Men’s WrestleMania Showcase