Mike Bennett is not afraid to share his feeling about Vince McMahon.
On July 30th, the Ring of Honor star got into an exchange with a handful of people on Twitter after he shared some criticism about WWE. The users took exception with Bennett's comments, bringing up his past struggles with addiction, his wife and children, and various other personal topics.
Bennett fired back and expressed his feelings about Vince McMahon, the cuts they've made during the pandemic, and some of the company's staunchest fans, calling them a "cult" for their seemingly undying loyalty to a billion-dollar corporation. He wrote the following:
"I’m going to pick up my kids at daycare now. Here’s the last thing I’ll say. Watch all wrestling(especially @ringofhonor). Enjoy what you enjoy. I watch everything. I find plenty enjoyable at WWE. Some of my best friends still work there.
However to deny that Vince is a greedy evil man, is to live in denial. You can enjoy the WWE product and realize that Vince has become bad for wrestling. The fish rots at the head and for the past 40 years Vince has been at the top.
He fired mass amounts of people during the worst health crisis in 100 years. All to save a few million dollars, when his company was set to make record profits. Many people with families and children lost their jobs that day, so Vince could become slightly more rich. To deny this fact is to live in delusion. He’s destroyed more lives than he’s helped.
You can still enjoy the product & realize the boss is a piece of [poop emoji]. Instead of attacking the men and women who broke their backs for Vince to become a billionaire, maybe stand up for those talents. I promise you Vince will still be a lousy human, but maybe you’ll understand a bit better.
In the meantime support all Indie Wrestlers who are literally the backbone of this industry and #WatchROH. The women’s division and the pure division are changing the pro wrestling game."
Bennett and his wife, Maria Kanellis-Bennett, were released by WWE on April 15, 2020, as a result of "budget cuts." They have since joined Ring Of Honor. Mike recently challenged Jonathan Gresham for the Pure Championship at Best in the World, while Maria is spearheading the rejuvenation of their Women's Division.
On July 31, WWE released Bray Wyatt with those within the company reportedly being told it was a result of budget cuts.