#2 Morale is low
Dean Ambrose has jumped ship to the AEW and won't be re-signing with the WWE despite an offer of much higher pay. The former Shield member was uninterested in renewing his WWE contract.
Following suit, The Revival, Mike and Maria Kanellis & Gallows and Anderson have all moved out of the WWE to ply their trade elsewhere owing to frustrations and weak creative angles. It was also reported on Stone Cold's podcast that Sasha Banks had requested her release from the company as she was unhappy with the direction her career was heading in.
When Asuka was forced to drop her title a few years ago, morale in the locker room was reported as being very low, both because of her treatment and for the opportunities taken from other women. Road Dogg is the highest profile of them, but many other writers are upset with Vince McMahon ripping apart the show they'd been working on for a while - after very long hours in meetings.
None of this is particularly new, but Vince McMahon's chaotic micromanaging style seems to be cascading recently, and taking its toll on a critical mass of personnel. The prospect of competition and an alternative might have emboldened feelings which had been bottling up backstage for years, but either way, morale would benefit from a change in leadership style.