So long as well. The SpeakOut movement has changed the way the wrestling industry works and that is going to be the case for a long time to come. The fallout from the entire situation is going to be felt for months if not years and that is a good thing in a lot of ways. One of the most important parts is getting rid of the people involved and that is currently taking place.
While the cases involved in the whole thing are from all over the world, the first batch mainly came out of the UK. Several prominent United Kingdom wrestlers are facing various allegations and some have admitted that they are true. This has led to a major change in the structure of Progress Wrestling, but the bigger question is what this will mean for NXT UK. One wrestler’s fate has seemingly been sealed.
WWE has released a pair of NXT UK wrestlers. Ligero’s WWE.com profile page leads to an error message, which was the case with Jack Gallagher on the day he was released from the company last week. Also, according to Post Wrestling’s John Pollack, Travis Banks has been released as well. Both are facing allegations related to the SpeakOut movement. Neither release has been announced by WWE.
Can confirm through sources that both Ligero (Simon Musk) and Travis Banks have been released by WWE.
Ligero news was first reported by @MikePWInsider
— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) June 26, 2020
Since it seems to have happened to him. Check out some other wrestlers who have been fired:
Opinion: I can’t say I’m surprised at this as neither have not exactly come off well in the entire situation. WWE has already released Gallagher so getting rid of these two doesn’t exactly come out of nowhere. It isn’t like they were top stars in NXT UK in the first place so getting rid of them is more of a benefit to WWE than keeping him around. This isn’t a major hit, but it is a nice sign to see WWE doing something about the whole mess.
Are you surprised by the releases? Who else could be gone from WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
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