That’s why they’re gone. The WWE releases struck again this week, as several more wrestlers and employees were let go from the company. This batch focused on NXT, as several coaches and scouts were released. Some of those coaches were active wrestlers until the relaunch of NXT, and now we know why a pair of them were let go from their contracts.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Timothy Thatcher and Danny Burch were let go from WWE because the company did not see any kind of a future for them. WWE has changed NXT to a place for developmental wrestlers they feel can make the main roster one day. Wrestlers such as Burch and Thatcher were seen as talented but not people who would make it on the main roster. There is no word on where either of them will wrestle next.

These two have some talent. Check out what the two of them did in NXT:

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that you are going to have to get used to when it comes to NXT. Wrestlers are basically being told yes or no and these two have been told no. They are going to be able to go somewhere else, but at the same time, it might be nice to keep some of these people around. There is value to them in some area, but WWE seems that they would rather blow everything up at once, which could go rather badly in the long term.

What do you think of the releases? Where will these two 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, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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