As we reported earlier today here on eWn, Nia Jax was one of the bigger names who was released from WWE on Thursday. In addition to Jax, Eva Marie, Harry Smith, Keith Lee, Mia Yim, Karrion Kross, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado, Ember Moon, Franky Monet, Oney Lorcan, Scarlett Bordeaux, B-Fab (Hit Row), Jessi Kamea, Zayda Ramier, Trey Baxter, Katrina Cortez, and Jeet Rama were also released.
According to a report from the New York Post, a “source with knowledge of WWE’s operations” said that one of the reasons Nia Jax was released is that she is unvaccinated and refuses to get the shot. Of course, it’s the New York Post so take this news with a grain of salt.
We’ll have a lot of backstage news on the talents who were released come tomorrow (Friday). It should be noted that multiple sources are saying that the standard “creative has nothing” and “budget cuts” are being given as the reason for the firings.