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Backstage News On If Paul Heyman Or Bruce Prichard Had Any Input In The Mass WWE Releases In April

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• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (July 5, 1992) – NAWA TV

On this day in 1992, the New York based NAWA North American Wrestling Alliance aired an episode of their short-lived weekly TV Show on Sports Channel America.

The card of the show was:

1. Jimmy Starr vs. Rochester Roadblock

2. The Power Twins vs. The Towers of Pain

3. Americas Most Wanted vs. S.D. Jones & Mr Haiti

4. The Brooklyn Brawler vs. The Intruder

5. Tony Atlas vs. Paul Perez

6. The Tazmaniac (Taz) vs. El Diablo

• Backstage News On If Paul Heyman Or Bruce Prichard Had Any Input In The Mass WWE Releases In April

WWE released over 50 employees in April while making budget cuts due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Many wrestlers were also axed from the company in the process.

The Wrestling Observer noted that all of the employees the company decided to release were released on Vince McMahon’s call. Former Executive Director of RAW, Paul Heyman, and Executive Director of SmackDown, Bruce Prichard, didn’t have any say in who was going to be released.

“These cuts were all Vince. In the end, all cuts are, but these were not cuts asked for and rubber stamped by Vince, these were Vince cuts who then came to others after and told them.

Nobody even got names until after Vince made the decisions. Perhaps Paul & Bruce could have argued, and perhaps they did and perhaps they didn’t because you have to be very careful picking your spots. But when it comes to guys Vince had buyers remorse on the size of the deal, they weren’t changing his mind.”

As we noted earlier, there have been rumors that Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles was upset at Heyman for not batting for Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson backstage, but it looks like Vince McMahon had already made a decision before Heyman could say something.

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