At the beginning of 2022, several WWE NXT superstars were released behind the scenes

The New Year and the new era of the NXT also led to new cuts from WWE.

This was reported by Sean Ross Sapp from Fightful several names that were released on Wednesday after yesterday’s NXT 2.0, where the Bron Breakker became the NXT champion by defeating Tommaso Ciampa. WWE has released the following information on the latest cuts:

“As the NXT 2.0 continues to evolve, we have decided to break with some of the employees at our Performance Center,” a WWE statement said. “We thank them for their numerous contributions over the years and wish them all the best.”

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

Another major name that was released was William Regal. Regal, a veteran in the professional wrestling business, became the CEO of NXT in 2014. When NXT 2.0 was launched, he no longer had this role, but was still visible in the product. Regal is considered one of the most experienced wrestlers in the industry. He oversaw the rehearsals of the Performance Center and attended independent wrestling shows as a recruiter. Regal’s last match in the ring was in 2013.

Other employees fired by WWE, according to PWInsider, include coach Ace Steel, writers Ryan Katz and George Carroll (Carroll has previously worked with MLW and New Japan Pro Wrestling), Dave Kapoor (Ranjin Singh), referees Scott Armstrong and Cathy Corino. Corino, known as Allison Danger, is a multiple champion known to run SHIMMER. She is related to former ECW heavyweight champion Steve Corin and started working for WWE a few months ago.

Other released talents include:

  • Hideki Suzuki from the 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 also works as a coach

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