WWE News: Former WWE writer reveals how Vince McMahon grants release requests
What's the story?
In lieu of some Superstars allegedly asking for their releases from WWE last week, some people wonder just what it might take to actually get released from WWE in today's game.
Ringsidenews.com ran a transcript of Bruce Prichard's Something to Wrestle With podcast where he detailed how to possibly go about getting a release successfully from the Chairman.
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It was reported by several news outlets that the Revival asked to be released from their contract right after their match with the Lucha House Party on last week's Raw.
The following day, a report emerged stating that the duo of Mike and Maria Kanellis also asked to be released from their contracts.
A lot of Superstars feel that they aren't being used properly, and with the boom of the business over the last few years, they might feel like they are missing out.
The heart of the matter
With the emergence of New Japan Pro Wrestling as a global threat and the potential of All Elite Wrestling being a domestic threat to its product, the WWE won't just grant a release to anyone who asks for it.
Bruce Prichard, the former Brother Love and a long time writer/producer for WWE detailed how a current Superstar might go about getting a possible release from Vince McMahon. He also mentioned how things went in the past regarding releases.
“Sometimes it’s just the relationship with Vince and how you present yourself and how you deal with things all along the road. If you were always there doing your job and never any problem anything like that and you are nice about asking then he’ll do it. Sometimes if he thinks that he has something for you that he feels is going to be big or he feels is going to be right for you he’ll ask you to hang on and let’s try something else.”
He went on to mention that as crazy as it may or may not seem, a lot of it comes down to people's moods at the time a wrestler might be asking.
“The best and as crazy as it is sometimes it depends on the mood and it depends on when you ask and who you ask.”
The report also suggests that WWE likely won't be granting many releases at the moment due to the boom in the industry and the potential for anyone released joining a rival promotion like AEW.
As much as it may hurt the likes of the Revival, it has been known for a while that Mr. McMahon doesn't put much of a premium on tag team wrestling no matter how talented a duo may be.
It would be frustrating to see a lot of your contemporaries 'be wasted' in your opinion, but maybe it would have been more fruitful to have a sit-down conversation with those in charge.
Timing also appears to be a big factor in asking for a release, and the timing right now isn't the best, considering how WWE is trying to continue to keep itself ahead of promotions like Ring of Honor, NJPW, Major League Wrestling and AEW.