Numerous WWE superstars have publicly requested their releases from the company, but Vince McMahon and Triple H aren't listening to their wishes.
Luke Harper was the first superstar to do so back in April, releasing a statement on Twitter that outlined his desire to be let go. Mike Kanellis, Sin Cara and Oney Lorcan have all since followed.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter previously reported that WWE could release these unhappy superstars if they don't think the talents are a threat to join the rival AEW promotion. But that condition may no longer apply.
On Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Ringside News), Meltzer recently reported that although there are some "people who have argued to let" the superstars go, WWE simply isn't going to do release the disgruntled talents.
Mike's new deal with WWE is for five years, and as Meltzer pointed out, he's in an extremely difficult spot. It's a different story with Harper, because his contract expires in 2020 - and it sounds like he's preparing for his exit.
Interestingly, WWE insider Brad Shepard reported last week that more superstars are expected to be let cut in the winter. It remains to be seen if that'll take place, and if WWE does release some talents, there's no guarantee that the cuts will include the unhappy wrestlers who asked to be let released.
WWE Has No Reason To Keep Unhappy Superstars Around
It makes absolutely no sense for WWE to keep these frustrated superstars around, especially when guys like Harper, Lorcan, Kanellis and Sin Cara are being strongly underused. It's simply not fair for these wrestlers to be kept when they don't want to stay, and WWE has more than enough talent in NXT to replace their spots. Hopefully, officials do the right thing and let these superstars go.