Bret Hart Issuing Report Cards, Reason For WWE's Latest Round Of Talent Cuts

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Regarding last week’s round of talent cuts, WWE wasn’t budget-cutting but rather subtracting wrestlers from the roster because of a number of new roster additions. The feeling is cuts were imminent since several wrestlers from NXT, and a few others from Florida Championship Wrestling not put on NXT, are scheduled to start on Raw or SmackDown soon.

— Bret Hart has been very hands-on mentoring David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd and Natalya. He watches all of their matches and sends them a report card each week if he’s not on the road with them.

— The actual number of fans for the Mar. 22 double Raw and Smackdown taping in San Jose was 12,748 with approximately 11,000 paid and a gate of $282,220.

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