• Seth Rollins asks everyone to show empathy towards the WWE Company
  • He said it is heartbreaking to see negativity being driven towards WWE
  • WWE releases various superstars as a cost-cutting measure amid pandemic crisis

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Seth Rollins has reacted to the company releasing various stars and employees as a cost-cutting measure amid coronavirus outbreak.

In what became a terrible day in the WWE industry, the company was forced to release several on-screen personalities from across the brands, backstage producers, Performance Center coaches and several other people who had a role in the company. The superstars who lost their WWE contract Thursday included the likes of Rusev, Zack Ryder, Maria Kanellis, Heath Slater and former Tag Team Champions, Primo and Epico.

As soon as the company broke the news on social media, it received massive backlash from the WWE Universe and pundits. One of the biggest superstars in wrestling, Seth Rollins soon took to social media to request everyone to be united during such tough times and not direct “negativity and hostility” toward the company.

“But one thing I am seeing that is a little upsetting to me is all the negativity and hostility towards WWE. This is a difficult day for everyone, for all of us, and I think if there ever was a moment for us to unify, for us to kind of band together and to try to do the best we can, to keep this business alive the best we know, that this is that moment. I think pointing fingers or saying you should have done this, or you should have done that."

"I don't know, it just doesn't feel like the time or the place for it. I think this is a day for compassion, and for empathy, and for understanding, and to try to support each other, to pick each other up. That's for everybody, not just the guys and girls that were let go,” the two-time Universal Champion said in Instagram Live.

“For all of us that were fortunate enough at this moment to still be able to have a position where we can collect a paycheck, and we can support those who love us and those around us, I think we have to take it upon ourselves to work harder to make sure that there's a place for all those that had it worse today to come back to."

Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring during the WWE World Cup Quarterfinal match as part of as part of the WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Nov. 2, 2018. FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images

"As a planet, we can rally around the idea that this is only temporary and those that lost their positions and are struggling to figure out what to do next, that they will be able to make it back from this. Whether that's with WWE or with another organization, or a completely new field, this isn't the end. I think that if we start fighting among ourselves, it's only going to make things worse. So, I just encourage everyone to try to come together on this, try to support each other, and lift each other up,” Seth Rollins further added.