Someone has to go. The biggest WWE story of the week saw the announcement that NXT UK will be going on hiatus next month, with the brand being replaced by the larger NXT Europe next year. That is the kind of thing that you do not see very often but it means that other changes have to come along with it. Now we are seeing some of those changes taking place.
Shortly after the announcement of NXT Europe, several NXT UK stars have announced that they are leaving the promotion. Some of the names who have announced their departures are Rohan Raja, Sha Samuels, Nina Samuels, Dani Luna, Primate, Flash Morgan Webster, Dave Mastiff, Mark Andrews, Ashton Smith, Jack Starz, Emilia McKenzie, Wild Boar and Amale. It is not clear if any more names will be or have already been let go. NXT UK wrestlers who have not been released are expected to be moved over the NXT in the coming weeks.
Very thankful to @WWE for allowing me to entertain thousands every week. This is just a road bump for me and I solely believe that. I have a chip to prove and I'm going to do everything I can so I can get back to where I belong. I'll be back! ?? pic.twitter.com/mGpPXup97G
— Rohan (@RohanRajaWWE) August 18, 2022
I’m now REALLY skint. Thanks for the laughs and it was a joy.
Appreciate the opportunity WWE?? pic.twitter.com/RxhDMX4HTE
— Sha Samuels (@Shasamuels) August 18, 2022
I'm sure I don't need to say it.
In a couple months you'll be sick of me already.
— Dani Luna (@DaniLuna_pro) August 18, 2022
— Nina Samuels (@NinaSamuels123) August 18, 2022
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After six great years with WWE, my time with the company has now come to an end.
Excited to see what’s next https://t.co/wXSMm6sLso
— MA92 (@MandrewsJunior) August 18, 2022
As of today I am no longer under contract with WWE. It’s been a wild experience and I’m thankful for everything it’s afforded me – I am excited for what’s next and I am BUZZING to get back in that ring and GO!
— The Wild Boar (@WILDBOARhitch) August 18, 2022
Thank you, @WWE
Until we meet again. ? pic.twitter.com/j55qqcjMnS
— Jack Starz (@JackStarzzz) August 18, 2022
— Amale Dib (@AmaleFrenchHope) August 18, 2022
One hell of a ride ?????? pic.twitter.com/E6uxSXAP0w
— Ashton Smith (@AshtonSmith_WWE) August 18, 2022
— Millie Mckenzie (@MMckenzieWWE) August 18, 2022
Opinion: You had to know this was coming but my goodness that is a lot of people to let go in a single day. That being said, a lot of these people never really took off in NXT UK and I’m not sure what the point would have been in keeping them. At the same time though, it is more than a bit sad to see them go after all of the hard work that they put in to make their time in NXT UK work.
What do you think of the releases? Who else might be let go? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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