WWE has released a number of talent and backstage staff from the NXT brand.
According to Fightful, three NXT roster members were released, including Timothy Thatcher, Danny Burch, and Hideki Suzuki (Hachiman of Diamond Mine)
Various members of NXT’s backstage staff have been released including NXT’s General Manager WIlliam Regal.
This afternoon, WWE releases the following statement:
“With the continued evolution of NXT 2.0, we’ve decided to part ways with some of the staff based in our Performance Center. We thank them for their many contributions throughout the years and wish them the best.”
According to PWInsider, NXT General Manager William Regal has been released by WWE. Regal served as General Manager from 2014 up until his release, but appeared on commentary on FCW prior to NXTs creation.
WWE Producer Scott Armstrong has also been released. Armstrong worked as a referee for WWE from 2006 until 2010 when he was released, but returned to referee several pay-per-view matches while working as a producer.
Dave Kapoor is also gone from the company. Better known to fans as Ranjin Singh while he managed The Great Khali. Kapoor, formerly WWE’s Senior Vice President of Creative, worked on NXT prior to his release.
Another name released is Chris Guy. Known to fans as Ace Steel, Guy has wrestled in both WWE and Ring Of Honor. He also helped train CM Punk.
Additionally, long-time Creative Producer Ryan Katz has also been released. Katz was involved in vignettes and character development, and has also performed as GQ Money for MTV’s Wrestling Society X.
Sarah Cummins is also gone from WWE. Cummins has worked as Vice President of Consumer Products since December 2018.
WWE Hall Of Famer Brian James (Road Dogg) is another name who has been released. James had been working in NXT since resigning as Head Writer of SmackDown in April 2019.
George Carroll, who worked as both a Writer and Producer has also been released. Prior to joining WWE, Carroll had worked in New Japan Pro Wrestling and MLW.
Cathy Corino, better known as Alison Danger was also released, she was a part of the Performance Center coaching staff.