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Nah. They could have done so, so much more with him. If the Undertaker could last 30 fucking years, Bray could've gone more than what he had, especially when you consider how often they took him off TV for no reason.

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I have a junk theory - with no real backing behind it - but, is it possible that all these releases, and subsequent re-emerging in AEW is the beginning of a long-con by Vince? 

 

Is it possible he's bought - or is going to buy - AEW? And we get the real invasion at some point down the track?

 

Or am I just clutching at straws and thinking AEW is bigger than it actually is?

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AEW's roster is certainly big--bloated as hell. It seems Tony Khan is trying really hard to be the Good Boss and hire everyone, even without enough time to use everyone. I can't imagine the Khans would be interested in selling to Vince, though.

A theory I heard, which I don't agree with either but I think is far more likely, is Vince is dumping talent to shed costs as he prepares to SELL, rather than buy. Again, I don't buy it. But it's the sort of things companies do.

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Huh - seems odd he'd want to cash out - considering how wealthy he already is. And given the family nature of the business. I have a harder time buying into him selling WWE vs. buying AEW.

Welp - that's probably it from me in here. See you in another decade. Be well.

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In all, WWE released

-Bobby Fish
-Bronson Reed
-Jake Atlas
-Ari Sterling
-Kona Reeves 
-Leon Ruff
-Stephon Smith
-Tyler Rust
-Zechariah Smith
-Asher Hale
-Giant Zanjeer
-Mercedes Martinez.

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Granted, it's hard to know what's going on behind the scenes, but Bronson Reed's release is a real head scratcher.
Him dropping the belt so quickly kinda raised a red flag, but I think most people just assumed he was going to the main roster, not getting fired.

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I hate trying to rationalize certain cuts because these are people who are suddenly without a job. He we go anyways. While I'm shocked they released Bronson Reed, it's not a total surprise. I like Reed, but could never picture him in the main roster. He's short for his "monster" gimmick. He's kinda like a Polynesian Otis. Where would he have fit in? It Keith Lee is struggling Reed had NO chance. 

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I guess that just doesn't bode well for chunky wrestlers in general then. Dunno. I think Keith has had a string of personal issues and injuries. I'm not sure how much him being slow and beefy really factors in.
I'm not sure what they would have done with Bronson either, but there are plenty of other wrestlers who I don't "get" that end up getting promoted.

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