WWE has made substantial slashes to the behind-the-scenes side of its NXT brand, with several producers, coaches, and writers being out from their agreements as of today.
Conferring to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, WWE has free NXT General Manager and former championship wrestler William Regal. The firm has also separated with producer Road Dogg a WWE Hall-of-Famer as a member of D-Generation X, coach Ace Steel, and writer Ryan Katz.
Other announcements comprise veteran WWE referee and NXT producer Scott Armstrong who was firstly laid off by WWE on 15th April 2020 beforehand recurring to the firm the following October and Diamond Mine member/WWE Performance Center coach Hideki Suzuki, as well as Dave Kapoor is previously known as Ranjin Singh, George Carroll, Timothy Thatcher, Danny Burch, and Cathy Corino also known as Allison Danger.
Citing PWInsider, Sapp also reports that Sarah Cummins, Senior VP of Consumer Products at WWE, has been released today as well. WWE gave a statement to Fightful regarding the releases, which Sapp shared to Twitter. “With the sustained growth of NXT 2.0, we have decided to part ways with some of the staff based in our Performance Center,” it reads. “We acknowledge them for their numerous helps all over the years and wish them the best.”
Big modifications in WWE NXT
WWE’s NXT brand has undoubtedly seen some drastic changes as of late. WWE NXT initially launched on television in 2010 as a gameshow-sequel wrestling program succeeding a group of wrestlers looking to earn WWE contracts.
- The show was overhauled in 2012, with WWE’s then-developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) being rebranded as NXT.
- Among the rebrand, NXT was relaunched as an hour-long, online special show, earning serious approval over the years, due in no slight part to NXT signing some of the world’s highest self-governing wrestlers.
- NXT forever motivated back to the world of cable TV in 2019, exposure on the USA Network on Wednesday nights in order to go head-to-head with All Elite Wrestling’s leading show, AEW Dynamite. The “Wednesday Night Wars” hail from to an end in 2021 when NXT moved to Tuesdays.
- Later that same year, NXT was restarted as “NXT 2.0,” comprehensive with a novel logo and set. NXT 2.0 has also gone back to NXT’s roots as a growing brand, with an improved emphasis on newer talent.
- In fact, it was just yesterday that Bron Breakker, who made his WWE debut on the initial episode of NXT 2.0, defeated NXT veteran Tommaso Ciampa in order to claim the NXT Championship.
All that said, WWE has also come under fire for the absolute number of performers it has cut from its in new Year, across both the main roster and NXT. In 2021 alone, no lesser than 80 in-ring talents were free from their WWE contracts, progressive or otherwise. This novel batch of releases looks to propose that those behind the camera are not resistant to this trend. Keep visiting our website for such latest news on WWE.