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Damon Kemp Announces Departure from WWE

One big thing

WWE NXT star Damon Kemp has announced his departure from the company, marking the end of his nearly three-year tenure with the promotion.

The details

• Kemp revealed his departure via social media, stating: “As of today I am no longer under contract with WWE.”

• He expressed gratitude for his experiences and shared an email for business inquiries.

• Kemp was a member of the No Quarter Catch Crew faction in NXT, alongside Charlie Dempsey, Myles Borne, and Tavion Heights.

• He is the real-life brother of Gable Steveson, who was released from WWE a few months ago.


• Kemp, whose real name is Bobby Steveson, signed with WWE in August 2021.

• He was part of a notable class that included Bodhi Hayward, Malik Blade, Tiffany Stratton, Brooks Jensen, and Solo Sikoa.

• Behind the scenes, Kemp was praised for his potential and quick adaptation to pro wrestling, especially compared to his brother.

Why it matters

Kemp’s departure represents a loss of potential talent for WWE. His quick grasp of pro wrestling and backstage praise suggested he could have been a future star for the company. This release also follows his brother’s departure, potentially signaling a shift in WWE’s talent development strategy.

The big picture

This departure comes amidst ongoing changes in WWE’s roster and developmental system. It raises questions about the company’s long-term plans for nurturing new talent and the criteria they use for retaining promising performers.

What do you think about Damon Kemp’s departure from WWE? Do you believe he’ll find success in another wrestling promotion? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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