WWE Budget Cut Reportedly Causing Problems For Crew, Battleground Themed WWE Inbox

Bill Pritchard

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The recent WWE budget cut has been giving the crew some problems on the road, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

As our own Justin LaBar posted in an exclusive report, the crew had access to a bus that would take them from location to location, but now they are being told to drive themselves from city to city.

WWE production crew used get access to a bus on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Sunday to Monday on pay-per-view weeks. After dismantling the set around 1 am, they would sleep on location and drive to the next arena the following day to set up the next show.

Now, after the introduction of a $20 million budget cut, the bus has been taken away, so the crew now has to drive to the next city, cutting into the amount of hours they get to sleep. In addition, they could also take naps and catch up on rest after the stage and arena was set up, but this is no longer the case.

Reports now say the change is so exhausting on the crew that there’s a feeling a lot of the workers will start looking for work somewhere else.

WWE Inbox

The following is the latest episode of WWE Inbox. Episode 128 is titled “The Battle Begins”, and can be viewed in the player below.

This week, several WWE Superstars prepare for the Battleground pay-per-view, and some try to guess the whereabouts of ‘Battle Kat’. WWE Inbox airs weekly on the WWE YouTube channel.

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