During the latest wave of layoffs, WWE wanted to go and cut several more names from its third brand, namely NXT, with the Tuesday night show having suffered several defections, with 10 names being released overnight. tomorrow, as has happened several times in the last two years, even going so far as to give up important names such as those of Dakota Kai and Dexter Lumis.
One of the many released on that black Friday was also the manager Malcolm Bivens, who was seen alongside the Indian tag team of Indus Sheer, and who has now already passed into the AEW rings, after just one month. In recent weeks, news had surfaced online that Roderick Strong had also requested his release several times, with the WWE never agreeing to this farewell, unlike the athletes who were fired only a few days ago.
Apparently, these wouldn't be the only releases of the moment for NXT anyway, so Roderick could now hope to rejoin the second wave of releases that could come soon.
WWE released 10 superstars on April 29
WWE is reportedly planning on releasing more NXT Superstars soon, and the announcement might be around the corner.
As reported by Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer, to the microphones of the Bryan & Vinny Craig Show, it would appear that WWE may soon make new changes to the NXT roster, with the well-known journalist saying: "You know what I heard today? I don't have all the details, but with NXT it seems like the new goal is to go and make changes every six months, for this me ** a new schedule.
Who the hell in the world could get better in six months without a show and doing some horrible stuff on TV? But every six months, they evaluate you and if you haven't made improvements you are done and apparently you may be reevaluated.
So we may have changes to NXT, not a cancellation, but some people may be canceled." Another note to be pointed out here is that if releases come in a six-month cycle, and if the last round of performers released were in late April, we can expect the next round in October.
This was in slight contrast to Alvarez's reports, who said that the six-month evaluation has ended, hinting that more stars will be released sooner than that.