JBL took a brief opportunity on Twitter to respond to that allegation:
@JoeCroninJCS No Joe, and I won't-I shouldn't commenting on Internet stuff. I play a heel. I sincerely wish Mauro nothing but the absolute best.
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) April 7, 2017
In The Undertaker’s first public comments since his WWE retirement at WrestleMania 33, Taker offered some words about country music star George Strait:
— George Strait (@GeorgeStrait) April 6, 2017
WWE posted a video of Cathy Kelley going over some superstar reactions to the announced “shakeup”: