AEW releases ongoing

  • Welcome to "The New" Wrestling Smarks Forum!

    I see that you are not currently registered on our forum. It only takes a second, and you can even login with your Facebook! If you would like to register now, pease click here: Register

    Once registered please introduce yourself in our introduction thread which can be found here: Introduction Board


Daddy Deville

Big D Energy
Joined
Jun 10, 2019
Messages
79,497
Reaction score
12,792
Points
238
Age
31
Location
Buffalo
Favorite Wrestler
dJvrW4y
Favorite Wrestler
iHVgAJe
Favorite Wrestler
eIHNFff
Favorite Wrestler
6SLLEQr
Favorite Wrestler
flCHARR
Favorite Wrestler
hasWyGM
Favorite Sports Team
buffalosabres
Favorite Sports Team
3lUNnUV
Favorite Sports Team
K12LIMS
Favorite Sports Team
T5Zw0Si

Hoss

HELL IS NOT A MYTH
Joined
Aug 3, 2011
Messages
82,402
Reaction score
29,971
Points
138
Location
Texas
Favorite Wrestler
sting
Favorite Wrestler
stonecold
Favorite Wrestler
chrisjericho
Favorite Wrestler
danielbryan3
oh yeah most definitely the injury wasn't the REASON he was terminated. It just sucks in general. Also no no-compete means he isn't getting paid at all anymore which sucks even more for him as now he can't work nor does he have any paycheck coming.
The only consolation is he'll still get merch royalties and can obviously now starting peddling more of his own merch through the normal channels.
 

Storm Trooper

If I can be Storm Trooper for a Minute
Joined
Oct 15, 2022
Messages
19,165
Reaction score
11,574
Points
133
Age
39
Location
Long Island
Favorite Wrestler
zackryder
Favorite Wrestler
romanreigns
Favorite Wrestler
samizayn
Favorite Wrestler
7rtdSS0
Favorite Wrestler
88j8DYn
Favorite Wrestler
LmZfvje
Favorite Sports Team
RRzOmtg
Favorite Sports Team
bMIeUcR
Favorite Sports Team
T5Zw0Si
The only consolation is he'll still get merch royalties and can obviously now starting peddling more of his own merch through the normal channels.
yeah but he'd still get merch royalties and could do that even with a non-compete.

I like that there isn't a non-compete but I would hope at least TK would do a severance package or something. Especially for someone like him who is unable to work at all right now.
 

Canadian Dragon

The Ace of WS
Joined
Dec 2, 2019
Messages
231,620
Reaction score
71,785
Points
118
Age
38
Location
Lindsay, Canada
Favorite Wrestler
9yQJpez
Favorite Wrestler
9Cf16sP
Favorite Wrestler
v9xmgrN
Favorite Wrestler
f0aLDLP
Favorite Wrestler
OEndG4L
Favorite Wrestler
nock3cf
again Storm that depends how his contract was structured - I'm not so sure he was ever a full time talent with a guaranteed deal in the first place. Also, a broken jaw is like a 4-6 weeks injury typically so it's not like he will be out of work for months. I would assume most independant contractors like him have money aside for when they are hurt or not booked (assuming he doesn't have a day job which he might)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Storm Trooper

Canadian Dragon

The Ace of WS
Joined
Dec 2, 2019
Messages
231,620
Reaction score
71,785
Points
118
Age
38
Location
Lindsay, Canada
Favorite Wrestler
9yQJpez
Favorite Wrestler
9Cf16sP
Favorite Wrestler
v9xmgrN
Favorite Wrestler
f0aLDLP
Favorite Wrestler
OEndG4L
Favorite Wrestler
nock3cf
Still sucks though don't get me wrong, I would not ever cut anyone injured and would just wait.
 

Canadian Dragon

The Ace of WS
Joined
Dec 2, 2019
Messages
231,620
Reaction score
71,785
Points
118
Age
38
Location
Lindsay, Canada
Favorite Wrestler
9yQJpez
Favorite Wrestler
9Cf16sP
Favorite Wrestler
v9xmgrN
Favorite Wrestler
f0aLDLP
Favorite Wrestler
OEndG4L
Favorite Wrestler
nock3cf
damn just watching Being Dark Order and Jose had a segment.
 

Chris

Dreams are Endless
Joined
Dec 23, 2011
Messages
361,298
Reaction score
141,650
Points
128
Age
28
Location
Texas
Favorite Wrestler
tLCb5kv
Favorite Wrestler
OEndG4L
Favorite Wrestler
ArsUxsj
Favorite Wrestler
mrperfect2
Favorite Wrestler
eelOIL6
Favorite Wrestler
BryanDanielson1
Favorite Sports Team
sfa
Favorite Sports Team
dallascowboys
Favorite Sports Team
sanantoniospurs
Favorite Sports Team
texasrangers

Canadian Dragon

The Ace of WS
Joined
Dec 2, 2019
Messages
231,620
Reaction score
71,785
Points
118
Age
38
Location
Lindsay, Canada
Favorite Wrestler
9yQJpez
Favorite Wrestler
9Cf16sP
Favorite Wrestler
v9xmgrN
Favorite Wrestler
f0aLDLP
Favorite Wrestler
OEndG4L
Favorite Wrestler
nock3cf
so ya I think at this time we can all assume none of these were asked releases and they are evaluating their talent as was reported by PWINSIDER
 

Canadian Dragon

The Ace of WS
Joined
Dec 2, 2019
Messages
231,620
Reaction score
71,785
Points
118
Age
38
Location
Lindsay, Canada
Favorite Wrestler
9yQJpez
Favorite Wrestler
9Cf16sP
Favorite Wrestler
v9xmgrN
Favorite Wrestler
f0aLDLP
Favorite Wrestler
OEndG4L
Favorite Wrestler
nock3cf
So I think it was Chris that brought up the full quote and I saw someone elsewhere posted it - TK on cuts

"I didn't do what my competition did, which was mass layoffs. Laying off dozens, and dozens, and dozens of people, which I have yet to do," Tony explained. ”There eventually may come a time to cut my costs and do it but not in the middle of a global pandemic, or even in the wake of a global pandemic when work is hard to come by. It was not the time to do it. And even though it hurt the bottom line of the company to keep some people on who weren't even coming to the shows. They were staying home because they were worried about COVID. I kept all these people on and we weren't getting any revenue out of them, but it wasn't– as a human being, it wasn't the right thing to do."

now I have seen other quotes where he is more steadfast on the no cut thing but the context again was him talking about a period where WWE was doing numerous mass layoffs in a short amount of period.

Still, interesting quotes to look back on now.
 

Kross Rhodes

Israel Has the Right to Exist
Joined
Jun 28, 2010
Messages
172,514
Reaction score
35,300
Points
148
Age
38
Location
Wrestling Forums
Website
wrestlingsmarks.com
Favorite Wrestler
emma
Favorite Wrestler
YA1yyED
Favorite Wrestler
frmoJZU
Favorite Wrestler
nock3cf
Favorite Wrestler
danielbryan3
Favorite Wrestler
tLCb5kv
Favorite Sports Team
WYT3shw
Favorite Sports Team
fRXTMaD
Favorite Sports Team
LechI0u
Favorite Sports Team
RHZ7KJg
This is why I think you can make a case for most people having some form of hypocrisy when you just look at a situation on paper, but this is why I always like to delve deeper and look at the small details because a lot of the times it’s what matters. Sure Tony at one point didn’t want to have to resort to cuts, but he was very specifically talking about during a global pandemic. It’s not the same thing anymore. Like Jeff said earlier, the Indies are thriving. I’m sure it’s painful to lose a job that you loved but Henry will be able to find a job almost immediately when he decides to start looking.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Hidden Blaze

Chris

Dreams are Endless
Joined
Dec 23, 2011
Messages
361,298
Reaction score
141,650
Points
128
Age
28
Location
Texas
Favorite Wrestler
tLCb5kv
Favorite Wrestler
OEndG4L
Favorite Wrestler
ArsUxsj
Favorite Wrestler
mrperfect2
Favorite Wrestler
eelOIL6
Favorite Wrestler
BryanDanielson1
Favorite Sports Team
sfa
Favorite Sports Team
dallascowboys
Favorite Sports Team
sanantoniospurs
Favorite Sports Team
texasrangers
Yeah people just call out hypocrisy as an excuse to avoid stating their opinions a lot lmao it's so boring bc tbh we're all hypocrites and biased there's no way around it

Like for this situation for example, everyone that defended WWE's releases can't criticize these. But they can avoid defending them by just using the hypocrisy line, it's wild lol

And yeah some AEW homers are 100% being hypocritical defending these so hard, but I've seen some usual big time AEW defenders down as well like that Brain Damage guy that's always on Tony's dick
 
  • Like
Reactions: Kross Rhodes