- Florida Governor DeSantis has declared that WWE Wrestling is an “Essential Service”
- The next day, several WWE Superstars were given the Old Heave Ho
Thanks to Sarkes Corner Contributor and sister Cindy Mamelian for this timely story about WWE Wrestling. Sarkes does not know if Cindy is a WWE Wrestling fan or not.
Thanks to the clueless Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, WWE Wrestling, in Orlando, was declared an “Essential Service”, becoming the only American sport to hold live matches. When asked how WWE could be an “Essential” Business, Governor DeSantis said: “As a brand that has been woven into the fabric of society, WWE and its Superstars bring families together and deliver a sense of hope, determination and perseverance.” What, huh, um, he said what?
Well, DeSantis was a bit late on the draw. WWE Wrestling announced it had released a number of its wrestler-performers.
Given the Old Heave Ho were Super Stars and Great Athletes: Drake Maverick, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Heath Slater, Eric Young, Rowan, Sarah Logan, No Way Jose, Mike Chioda, Mike Kanellis, Maria Kanellis, EC3, Aiden English, Lio Rush, Primo and Epico.
WWE Wrestling released a statement regarding budget cuts the company had to make in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The company said that it would reduce executive and board member compensation, decrease operating expenses and cut talent expenses. As WWE Wrestling was giving these great athletes the Old Heave Ho, they Tweeted: “We wish them all the best in their future endeavors”
WWE Wrestling continued: ”Given the uncertainty of the situation, the Company also identified headcount reductions and made the decision to furlough a portion of its workforce effective immediately. The fundamentals of the Company’s business remain strong reflecting the passion of WWE’s fans and the quality of its content.” The budget cuts are estimated to save $4 million monthly and improve cash flow by $140 million, according to WWE.
When told about the WWE Wrestling Layoffs a day after he declared them an “Essential Service”, Florida Governor DeSantis said: “I ah, its ah, um, No Comment”
The Orange Grappler Tweeted:
Donald J. Trump @ realDonaldTrump – April 16 @ 4:56AM
I am a Big Fan of the WWE, the biggest Fan. Why did they layoff their Great Athletes after I gave them Free Money. WWE are traitors and will pay the Price. I will have my Personal Attorney, William Barr, initiate an investigation. WWE will not get away with this.
Donald J. Trump @ realDonaldTrump – April 16 @ 5:28AM
My experiences with WWE Wrestling made me the Great President that I am today. I am the Greatest President of all time. WWE taught me to be the Great Counterpuncher I am today. No one gives President Trump and shit, NOBODY!
Donald J. Trump @ realDonaldTrump – April 16 @ 5:56AM
WWE is NOT FAKE!!!!!!!. WWE are real athletes like me battling out mano un mano. I became the biggest star in the WWE despite my painful Bone Spurs. Now CNN and MSNBC are Fake, not WWE.