On Thursday, November 4, WWE released a total of eighteen superstars due to budget cuts. However, not every single one of them was released due to budgets as the company let go of some superstars because of their vaccination status.
New York Post also revealed this news whereas Fightful confirmed with sources that at least five superstars were released because they didn’t get vaccinated. However, WWE never announced this is an official reason despite the fact that firing for not being vaccinated is completely legal.
One such name that surfaced online was Nia Jax. Several sites reported that WWE released the former WWE Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax for not being vaccinated.
After the wave of releases of November 4, the rumors came out that some more releases would take place very soon. It never happened so far but this week there were some office cuts.
The most recent cut was one of the most surprising ones by WWE as it included the names of superstars like Nia Jax, Keith Lee, Karrion Kross, Franky Monet, and many more talented athletes.