Last April, WWE had to stage several layoffs within its rosters, eliminating several existing contracts and thus firing several prominent WWE roster characters, such as wrestlers Zack Ryder, Rusev, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson or road agents Kurt Angle, Fit Finlay and referee Mike Chioda, in a thinning program that was necessary due to the restrictions due to the pandemic, which had also led to a large economic loss to the McMahon company, with the weekly house shows completely blocked and the television ones having since been held without paying audiences.
Obviously, under the magnifying glass and especially under the scythe of the WWE there was also NXT, with several athletes on the company's yellow roster, especially those that were little-used or who had not yet even made their on-screen debut, who have found overnight without a job, with several of them having to organize themselves with makeshift means to be able to find a new job.
One of the many fired by WWE in April was also NXT Superstar, Tino Sabbatelli, with the boy who had therefore not been seen in the NXT rings since last April. According to reports from the well-known overseas site Fightful, it would seem that the athlete has now returned to be seen in the famous Capitol Wrestling Center built in the WWE Performance Center, with the boy who could therefore have signed a new agreement with the company, after the release a few months ago.
NXT reject Tino Sabbatelli returns to WWE Performance Center
Tino Sabbatelli only wrestled in one match for the promotion by going under the ring name Sabby. He teamed up with Brady Pierce in a losing effort against Best Friends on the July 21st episode of AEW Dark.
He hasn’t worked a match since then. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select reports that Sabbatelli was back at the WWE Performance Center this past week. As of this writing, there’s no word yet as to why he was brought back and the report didn’t mention whether the company plans to re-sign him.
Sabbatelli has yet to comment on why he’s back at the training facility. It should be noted that the training facility that was housed by the Performance Center has been moved to a nearby location as the actual PC is being used as the Capitol Wrestling Center for NXT TV.
Sabbatelli wrestled as "Sabby" on the 21 July episode of AEW Dark, teaming with Brady Pierce in a defeat to Best Friends. This was his first (and, at the time of writing, only) wrestling match since being let go from WWE, having only recently returned from an absence of almost two years when Vince McMahon cut him.