In recent years, WWE has released several talents from NXT and also from the main roster, with the now former Chairman Vince McMahon having decided in his last period in WWE to embark on a completely different journey and job with the third roster of his company, compared to the work that his son-in-law Triple H had instead done in recent years.
Among the many fired, there was also the management of NXT in the middle, with names like Samoa Joe, Dave Kapoor, Road Dogg and William Regal who were all fired overnight, because the WWE Chairman wanted a new spirit, a new lifeblood for his color show, but now back under the creative control of the Triple.
After the farewell to Vince McMahon's company, HHH has started to sign several NXT and main roster athletes that the old Chairman had torpedoed, as seen in recent weeks, except for some athletes who have already signed with AEW.
These large waves of releases, however, had begun on April 15, 2020, when in the midst of the global covid pandemic, WWE had started a program to shrink its rosters, cutting numerous names from all parts of its organization.
In addition to having numerous layoffs, due to the management of Vince McMahon, numerous other athletes have also asked for their release, such as Andrade, Dean Ambrose Gran Metalik, Adam Cole or the late Luke Harper.
Trent Seven makes his AEW debut
After seeing the latest names to land in AEW, such as William Regal or Renee Paquette, tonight another former WWE wanted to land in the rings of the Khans' company.
We are talking about former NXT UK Superstar: Trent Seven, who made his official debut during the tapings of Rampage, a program that airs on Fridays for All Elite Wrestling. During the episode, Seven attempted to defeat All Atlantic champion, Orange Cassidy, in a title match in which Kip Sabian entered him.
In fact, the reigning champion won the contest, but the newcomer certainly did not disfigure. After the fight, Seven and Sabian started hitting Cassidy, who was then saved by home idol, the returning Dustin Rhodes. William Regal made his debut for Tony Khan's promotion earlier this year.
Since his arrival, he has formed a team with Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, and Wheeler Yuta. The faction is called The Blackpool Combat Club. “His value especially is grooming the future generations like in NXT.
I think he loved it there, I think he was super comfortable, I think he was super proficient and if people are paid money to actually listen to him, oh maybe they’ll actually listen to him. But I don’t think his value is utilized (in AEW)”.