It's been well-known for a while now that a number of WWE superstars aren't happy with their place in the company - to the point where some are trying to leave as soon as possible.
Dissatisfaction in the locker room is only one of the many issues going on for WWE right now. Television ratings are dropping dramatically - just months before Fox takes over the SmackDown Live broadcasts. On top of that, Vince McMahon is reportedly at odds with Triple H, and the WWE chairman has been cutting ties with many of his top writers since April.
It also doesn't help that the new AEW rival promotion opens its doors on May 25 for their first wrestling event. That company features the legendary Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes, among other former WWE talents. Obviously, a handful of Vince's disgruntled superstars are going to have their eyes set on AEW in the near future.
Rusev did an interview with Express UK and didn't hold back in explaining how most the WWE superstars feel right now.
"It’s not just us, 99.9 per cent of the roster feels overlooked because we’re all so good and we’re all so passionate," Rusev said. "Everybody wants to be a champion and everybody can be a champion because we’re that good. It’s just that there’s only so many titles. You gotta find what sticks out, you gotta be different."
The Revival and Mike and Maria Kanellis reportedly requested to be released back in January. Although WWE wouldn't grant them, The Revival rejected new contract offers and they appear intent on leaving soon.
Luke Harper recently took to Twitter and revealed he asked to be released from WWE, bu the company hasn't granted his wish up to this point. On top of that, Sasha Banks has grown unhappy since her and Bayley dropped the Women's Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 35. Banks hasn't appeared on television since then, and it's unknown if she will return to the company again.
What This Means
"Rusev Day" swept over the WWE Universe last year, and yet The Bulgarian Brute didn't receive any main event push, and his momentum has dropped off quite a bit. It's easy to understand where Rusev is coming from, and it's disappointing that WWE continues to hold back top talents like him. Thus, it's no surprise that many top superstars are looking to leave the company as soon as possible.