Wrestling legend Dutch Mantel believes that WWE may not renew the contracts of several of its performers who claim to be disappointed due to various reasons.
According to reports, backstage morale took a hit in the wake of Vince McMahon’s recent return to the promotion. The Raw after WrestleMania 39 disappointed the wrestlers, especially due to the many last-minute script changes.
With Nick Khan also hinting at a possible budget cut, it’s safe to say it will only affect morale as some talent may face the axe. Speaking on the latest episode of Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Smack Talk, Dutch Mantell opened up about his frustration with performers who claim to be unhappy.
The former WWE manager wondered whether those talents could earn the same amount elsewhere. Mantle also feels that the global giant alone cannot renew the contracts of all the athletes on the roster.
“Some of them say, and I’ve talked about this before. ‘Oh, I’m not rolling around here and will.’ Where are you going and making money? I agree with those who say, ‘I’ll wait and see, or I’ll wait.’ Hell, WWE might not even want to renew some contracts,” Dutch Mantel said. (6:08 – 6:30)
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Dutch Mantell believes morale is high in WWE now
On a previous episode of Smack Talk, Dutch Mantell talked about how top stars like Sami Zayn, Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes and others don’t complain.
Mantel said this is evident when backstage morale is down and thought that was not the case at present. The former WWE manager also urged other wrestlers in the promotion to be “happy” whenever they enter the dressing room.
“And who’s still talking about morale, ask Sami Zayn. Did his morale drop? Or Kevin Owens or The Usos or Roman or The Codys. I don’t get it. I can see when morale dropped. . But it’s up now. I would encourage the guys in WWE to keep their spirits low and be as happy as a lark when it comes to the dressing room.” Dutch Mantel said.
Although things seemed chaotic after the WrestleMania 39 episode of Raw, things seem to be getting back on track in recent weeks with several well-received shows.