On April 15, 2020, World Wrestling Entertainment fired 28 wrestlers and a number of other employees to cut costs. The move was widely criticized at the time, and WWE went on to have record profits for the year.
On April 15, 2021, WWE again went on a firing binge, releasing nine wrestlers.
Although WWE maintains its wrestlers are independent contractors, the individuals fired by WWE often have stipulations preventing them from working for other wrestling companies for 90 days.
Matt Cardona, who wrestled in WWE under the name Zack Ryder, was one of the wrestlers fired on April 15, 2020. Now wrestling for Impact, Cardona used a twist on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s famous Austin 3:16 statement to reference WWE’s penchant for firing people on April 15.
This practically demands to be made into a t-shirt.
This game looks fun in the trailer, but this is a 2K game, so it’s probably just going to be a crap vehicle for microtransactions.
WizKids makes this WWE-themed variant on Rock, Paper, Scissors.
From the designers of Rock, Paper, Wizard comes an all-new game of Striking, Showboating, and making hand signals! Players select their favorite Superstar and work to gain the most popularity and reach the briefcase at the top of a 3-D ladder while making sure their opponents don’t get there first.
Each round, players select shared techniques, or their Superstar’s signature technique, and simultaneously chant “Money!” “In The!” “Bank!” before revealing their technique, and their target. Comeback cards and the Underdog token mean that you’re never more than a few well-chosen techniques away from the lead!