NXT releases expected

Sep 2, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

It’s believed that some longtime WWE NXT Superstars may be released soon with the revamp coming to the brand.

As noted, it was revealed this week that Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard will be producing NXT as a part of the revamp coming later this month. You can click here for details from that report.

In an update, word via Wrestling Observer Radio is that part of the changes will apparently involve the release of some top talents who have been with the brand for a while.

It was noted that there are names on the chopping block, and ones being discussed for cuts are a lot of the wrestlers who have been there for a long time.

Stay tuned for more.

12 Responses

  1. art123guy says:

    Well, I guess HHH can’t save Joe this time. Before anyone says he’s safe because he just resigned, remember WWE got rid of Gallows and Anderson after saying they’d have a job for life.

  2. Jon says:

    Joe is a talent scout who works closely with Vince.

    But God I sure hope they don’t get rid of guys who have been there years and haven’t been brought to the main roster. Because God forbid they cut guys who aren’t ever gonna make it to the major leagues.

  3. art123guy says:

    @Jon–If that’s the case, why was he let go in April?

  4. Jon says:

    He was hurt and couldn’t wrestle and was being paid as a wrestler. He Is part of the office now

  5. CM Chippunk says:

    Who wants a job with Uncle Tony?

  6. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    I saw this coming right after the Nick Kahn interview. Ciampa and Gargano are surefire to be released. Wouldn’t be shocked to see the bulk of the current roster released.

  7. art123guy says:

    @Jon-Are we both talking about the same Joe as in Samoa Joe? Yes, he was hurt and was let go in April. HHH couldn’t believe it so he rehired him in June for NXT. Even if he is part of the office, he can still be let go.

    @Disgruntled Jobber–I wonder if Gargano is safe (for a while) since his wife just announced she’s pregnant.

  8. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    @Art,
    You’d think, but this is a business.

  9. What? says:

    Cutting longtime NXT roster members because they’re “never gonna make it to the major leagues” would kind of blow the lid off the whole “NXT needs big names because it’s a third brand equal to Raw or Smackdown” thing they were trying to push for a while. Is it weird that I’m simultaneously saddened by their coldness and refreshed by their newfound honesty?

  10. Snip says:

    @art123guy Re-signed is the word you are looking for as resigned means to quit whereas re-signed means to sign again with the same team/promotion.

  11. art123guy says:

    @Snip–Thought it looked odd.

  12. What? says:

    As far as Candice’s pregnancy being a buffer against Gargano being released – Candice has been with NXT for a few years herself, so if that’s the standard it’s more likely they’re both gone. Which would be sad, and again kind of cold, but more in keeping with the logic if this report is accurate.

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