NXT stars Dakota Kai and Io Shirai were both heartbroken after receiving news that more than a dozen of their colleagues were released by WWE on Friday.
Kushida also reacted to the news of fellow cruiserweight Ari Sterling getting released.
Meanwhile AEW star Joey Janela tweeted, “Absolutely embarrassing…” shortly after news broke of the latest WWE releases. He was presumably reacting to the WWE roster cuts.
See below for some of the reactions:
My heart is broken.
— 𝔥𝔢𝔞𝔯𝔱𝔟𝔯𝔢𝔞𝔎 𝔎𝔞𝔦 💔 (@DakotaKai_WWE) August 7, 2021
— 紫雷イオ、Io Shirai (@shirai_io) August 7, 2021
. @AriSterlingWWE is a really really talented wrestler,I think.Hope to see you in someday again.GOOD LUCK!!
— KUSHIDA (@KUSHIDA_0904) August 7, 2021
— “The Bad Boy” Joey Janela (@JANELABABY) August 7, 2021
It doesn’t matter where you end up, you’ll be successful!!!! You’re a god damn star.
— CHELSEA GREEN (@ImChelseaGreen) August 7, 2021
— Curtis (@DirtyDangoCurty) August 7, 2021
NXT And AEW Stars React To Latest Round Of WWE Firings