Tag: World Wrestling Entertainment
Can You Smell What Funko Is Cooking?
WWF Superstars Arcade Flyer, 1989
Matt Cardona: WWE 4:15 Says I Just Fired Your Ass
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.
Donald Trump, You’re Fired!
WWE 2K Battlegrounds Trailer Featuring Paul Heyman
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.