WWE released a large number of wrestlers and employees on Wednesday but Tommy Dreamer says you can’t be mad at the company for making a business decision.
Dreamer did a live stream on his House of Hardcore Twitch channel and spoke about the high number of WWE releases, noting that the people that got cut will be fine after WWE and it was nice to see people banding together in spite of it. He added that he’s sympathetic to those affected, but the company made a business decision due to the financial hit they took by not having a live crowd at WrestleMania this year.
“We have to take one day at a time. The cool thing is you see everybody jumping and banding together. I have reached out to several people who have been let go today and their lives will be fine. There’s life after WWE. For some people, they may get hired back, for other people they may not. You got some television time, you got the recognition or hey guess what, if you feel you weren’t used to potential, great. It happens to everybody. My heart goes out to them it goes out to them cause of their families and the uncertainty at this time. Hopefully, they have three more months of pay where they can keep getting paid by WWE as per when most times they get released and then in 3 months this is all cleared up. I feel personally that wrestling shows and all that stuff won’t happen till like October-November so we could all get back on our feet.
You can’t hate the WWE. You can’t hate Vince McMahon. That is business and it’s big business. I saw it in my little, little ass company and I see it from WWE all the way down and I use this example for everyone who goes, “Oh, they should stop live television, they should stop doing this, they should stop doing that” — think of the financial hit WWE took with the loss of WrestleMania from merchandise, live gate, all that stuff. If you paid somebody to paint your house and you have a contract that says, “I need you to paint my house” and you pay that person, or you pay that person half their money and they only paint the front side of the house and they say, “Well, I can’t get workers to come to your house”, would you want to pay them the full amount of money to paint your house? They didn’t finish the job.
So this is all coming down to this — money, and this is why stuff like this happens, and it sucks, but it is a business and nobody has a job or guaranteed a job forever. I guess the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels and Triple H are the only two. Hell, even Shane McMahon didn’t have a job for a while. Though he walked away, but that’s business.”
h/t to Himanshu D for the transcription for this post