Rumor Roundup: Veteran quits WWE to join AEW, 8-time world champion requested release because of financial woes, Issue with Roman Reigns (1st July 2021)

Welcome to another edition of the daily WWE Rumor Roundup where we try and bring the biggest backstage stories and rumors from the world of WWE. We have an interesting edition lined up with stories involving The Rock, Roman Reigns and many more.

In this edition, we will talk about a prominent name who wanted to leave WWE because of his financial condition and how a Hall of Famer prevented that from happening. We will also take a look at why a top faction in the company was split up, among many other stories.

So without further ado, let’s dive in and check out the big stories and rumors:


#5 Veteran Sonjay Dutt left WWE to join AEW as a producer

It was recently reported that former IMPACT Wrestling superstar and WWE producer Sonjay Dutt left the company just two years after he joined. It was speculated that his decision to leave the promotion was based on some big backstage changes that were taking place.

However, it has now been reported that Dutt has already taken a position as a full-time producer with AEW. Here is what Cageside seats stated:

Shortly after news broke he’d resigned from WWE, PW Insider reports Sonjay Dutt was backstage at Dynamite last night. He’s believed to have signed on with AEW as a full-time producer.

Sonjay Dutt has not competed in-ring since 2017 due to an Achilles injury. The superstar was a main stay in TNA for years and has held the X-Division Championship there. He worked as a producer in IMPACT Wrestling from 2017 to 2019 when he joined WWE.

Dutt is a veteran of the sport and joining AEW will certainly help the young company as his eye for high-flying matches is very well-known.

Do you think Sonjay Dutt made the right call by leaving WWE for AEW?

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