Following a travel issue in Saudi Arabia that forced many WWE talents to miss last week's episode of SmackDown Live, a talent-only meeting was held backstage in an effort to clear up the air.
Superstars were told that there was a "mechanical issue" with the plane, but rumors suggested that Vince McMahon and Saudi Arabia had a payment issue, which WWE denied in a statement.
Either way, superstars apparently weren't happy about the entire saga, which supposedly led to this talent-only meeting.
It was initially reported by Dave Meltzer that Seth Rollins spoke at the meeting, but The Architect denied this while calling out the long-time wrestling journalist on Twitter. It was later reported that AJ Styles spoke up during the meeting, as superstars tried to get to the bottom of things.
But his friend, Karl Anderson, landed himself in hot water with Triple H.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Ringside News), Anderson was "called out" by Triple H at the end of the meeting. Apparently, The Game wasn't happy with Anderson posting the following tweet:
Looking forward to seeing who the locker room leader is on Monday..— Karl Anderson (@KarlAndersonWWE) November 3, 2019
Times are tense in WWE right now for a variety of reasons. Many superstars face uncertain futures with the company, and the rival AEW promotion is forcing WWE to bring its A-game to television on a weekly basis. And of course, WWE is trying to find consistent ratings on SmackDown Live under Fox, which has been quite the challenge in the early going.
Superstars Must Learn From Anderson & Triple H
At the end of the day, Triple H is trying to keep the locker room in a positive atmosphere, and WWE can't have its superstars voicing any form of frustration on social media. Even though Anderson was just trying to have some fun, it didn't sit well with his boss. WWE needs to band together and move past the issues as they try to deliver the best product possible.