On June 2, World Wrestling Entertainment released a number of Superstars, citing “budget cuts” as the reason behind the decision.
Many of the now former WWE talent posted on various social media platforms after being released, thanking everyone from Vince McMahon to Triple H, as well as the WWE Universe in the process.
On the most recent episode of Talk N Shop, Impact Wrestling talent Karl Anderson, who received his release from WWE in April of 2020, offered up advice to those saying “thank you”.
“We know what it’s like to get canned from WWE. Here’s the advice I would say; enough of the ‘thank you’ tweets. Give me a fucking break. When you get canned, let it go. How about hashtag ‘fuck off.’ I don’t think less than 24 hours after being fired…take a second to take a breather. Take it easy with the thank you bullshit within 24 hours. Breathe it in and take it all in for just one second. Put together a plan of attack before you start thanking all these motherfuckers that fired you because…people give Jim Ross a lot of heat, but I have respect for Jim Ross because, when we got canned, he said, ‘There’s a reason why WWE decided to not do business with these individuals anymore.’ It’s as true as it can get and Thank God. We made the most money we’ve ever made in our lives this past year and that’s after WWE.”
(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)