Several WWE NXT superstars, backstage personnel released to begin 2022

A new year and a new era for NXT has also led to new cuts by WWE.

Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp has reported Various names that have been released on Wednesday after last night’s NXT 2.0, where Bron Breakker became NXT Champion by beating Tommaso Ciampa. WWE released the following regarding the most recent cuts:

“With the continued evolution of NXT 2.0, we have decided to separate ourselves from some of our Performance Center staff,” the WWE statement read. “We thank them for their many contributions over the years and we wish them the best.”

One of the first names announced by Fightful was D-Generation X member Brian James aka Road Dogg. Road Dogg, a multiple-time tag team champion, has worked behind the scenes with WWE since 2014. He has been a producer and writer for SmackDown and began working with talents on NXT in 2019.

Another big name to let go was William Regal. A veteran in the professional wrestling business, Regal became the General Manager of NXT in 2014. When NXT 2.0 was released, he no longer had that role, but he was still seen within the product. Regal is considered one of the most knowledgeable fighters in the business. He oversaw the Performance Center tryouts and attended independent wrestling shows as a recruiter. Regal’s last match in the ring was in 2013.

Other staff that WWE let go, by PWInsiderThey include coach Ace Steel, writers Ryan Katz and George Carroll (Carroll worked with MLW and New Japan Pro Wrestling in the past), Dave Kapoor (Ranjin Singh), referee Scott Armstrong, and Cathy Corino. Corino, known as Allison Danger, is a multi-time champion known for running SHIMMER. She is related to former ECW heavyweight champion Steve Corino and just started working for WWE a few months ago.

Other talents released include:

  • Hideki Suzuki of Diamond Mine, who is also a coach at the WWE Performance Center.
  • Timothy Thatcher, a former EVOLVE champion who also served as a coach
  • Danny Burch, a former NXT tag team champion who has also been working as a coach.

Sporting News will continue to keep you updated if more launches are announced.