Hence, WWE finds itself in an interesting spot with many of its full-time stars planning to leave the company.
Contracts are expiring, and the rise of non-WWE promotions has drastically changed the pro wrestling landscape in a way that has ensured WWE is no longer the only option for WWE stars to make a quality living. That means that some of WWE’s biggest and best stars who are here today may be gone tomorrow.
Here are major stars who could leave WWE after WrestleMania 35.
Sasha Banks Finally Leaving WWE
This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter brought a fresh update in the complicated case of Sasha Banks’ WWE future, with Dave Meltzer writing that ‘The Boss’ attempted to quit the promotion over WrestleMania 35 weekend.
That said, Sasha Banks has reportedly been given a few weeks to “figure things out,” with the company hoping that she’ll reconsider, and ultimately decide to stay.
To worsen things, Sasha Banks has already unfollowed WWE on Twitter. Rather she started following WWE’s rival brand, All Elite Wrestling and it’s head honchos, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks.
However, don’t expect Vince McMahon to just cut her loose.
Chances of Sasha Banks Leaving: Probable
The Revival requested its WWE release earlier this year, and though the talented duo has since become Raw Tag Team Champions, the booking of them on TV hasn’t changed much.
While WWE demonstrated with its massive financial offer to Dean Ambrose that it will shell out big bucks to prevent young, well-rounded stars from leaving, The Revival remains unsure of their WWE future.
It would undoubtedly be a big blow to WWE’s already thin tag team division for The Revival to leave, despite the fact that they haven’t been pushed all that well. The thing about The Revival is that they’d fit incredibly well in just about every other major wrestling company, including New Japan Pro-Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling, where tantalizing matchups with The Young Bucks and The Lucha Brothers would await.
WWE hasn’t indicated that it has any intention of remaining committed to giving the tag team division a serious push in the long term, so The Revival, whose contracts expire next year, could depart sooner than expected, much like Tye Dillinger and Hideo Itami recently did.
Chances of The Revival Leaving: Questionable
Brock Lesnar WWE Release
It’s a constant guessing game with Brock Lesnar: Will he stay, or will he go?
Even though Lesnar’s contract apparently expires at WrestleMania 35, WWE demonstrated with its huge Crown Jewel contract for Lesnar that there are virtually no limits on how much money WWE is willing to throw his way to prevent him from leaving.
Chances of Brock Lesnar Leaving: Doubtful
Shinsuke Nakamura WWE Release
Shinsuke Nakamura’s WWE contract expires at some point later this year, and NJPW is reportedly interested in bringing him back, though it’s not exactly clear how interested Nakamura is in returning to his home country.
Chances of Shinsuke Nakamura Leaving WWE: Questionable
Ronda Rousey WWE Release
As most fans know by now, Ronda Rousey is expected to leave WWE after WrestleMania 35, likely just temporarily but possibly for good.
Whether that causes her to leave WWE permanently is debatable, but at the very least, she will probably take a brief hiatus from WWE at some point this month.
Chances of Ronda Rousey Leaving WWE: Probable
# Dana Brooke WWE Release
Dana Brooke is a former fitness model and bodybuilder who must have seemed like the perfect fit for the role of a WWE Diva.
Unfortunately, she came into the WWE about the same time as less of an emphasis was being put on women’s looks and more on their wrestling ability. The women’s evolution has meant that now it takes in ring talent to truly be pushed to a prominent role in the company.
Dana Brooke recently took to Instagram to comment on the fact that she has been forgotten off and that she is tired and would want to leave the company.
In order to make things easy for Dana Brooke, the WWE officials are working to release her alongside some other stars as we have already detailed.
Chances of Dana Brooke Leaving: Probable
Alicia Fox WWE Release
Alica Fox showed up intoxicated to a WWE live event and Arn Anderson let her wrestle anyway. However, only Arn Anderson was fired for this offense.
From multiple reports, the WWE Universe wants Alicia Fox to leave: everybody seems to be fed up with her.
Chances of Alicia Fox Leaving: Centainly
# Dean Ambrose Offered Massive Deal to Leave WWE
Dean Ambrose is done with WWE. No twists, no last-minute swerves, nothing. All hopes of a change of mind were squashed on Raw and now, the attention shifts towards the former WWE Champion’s next move.
According to Slice Wrestling, AEW have offered Ambrose an outrageously lucrative deal to the tune of $6 Million per year, which is more than what Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns earn in the WWE.
Additionally, the proposed deal is said to have lesser dates. Ambrose is reportedly keeping his options open and will make a decision in the next few months.
All we can do now is wait and watch when it comes to Ambrose’s next move.
Chances of Dean Ambrose Leaving WWE: Probable
# Bayley leaving WWE as Sasha Banks Leaves
Bayley and Sahsa Banks have continued to show their frustrations outside their hotel room.
The veteran pro-wrestling journalist, Ryan Satin reported that Sasha Banks and Bayley laid on the floor in the locker room expressing their disgust about WWE forcing them to drop the tag team championships.
Sasha Banks Has Requested Her Release From WWE And A Emergency Meeting At WWE Offices Is Taking Place To Figure Out A Way To Get Her To Stay. At The Moment Sasha Wants Nothing To Do With WWE And Would Like Out. We Will Keep You Updated On This Developing Story pic.twitter.com/xAneklGCOP
— SW (@SliceWrestling) April 12, 2019
With the way things are turning out, it seems, as Sasha Banks leaves, Bayley would follow suit.
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