Essentially the team size has been erduced. No one has been refused sponsorship from WS, the level has been changed. Only a select few are "pro" status if you will. Wick, T, Sam and others have lost their "pro" status. They can still get boats, but no longer the cash.
It's too bad, especially for Wick, who I have personally seen do endless PR work for WS. But the team was getting big and the money is hard to come by.