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WWE Releases: Gable Steveson, Trey Bearhill Cuts Surprise NXT Talen

One Big Thing

WWE’s latest round of NXT releases on May 3 included Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson and several developmental talents, causing surprise among those within the company.

Key Points

  • WWE Next Gen recruits were released shortly after their contracts began, causing confusion.
  • Valentina Feroz and Boa, two longer-tenured names, were released while struggling with injuries.
  • Trey Bearhill’s release surprised several within NXT, ranging from talent to production.
  • Gable Steveson’s release was attributed to a lack of progression rather than his previous legal troubles.
  • Drew Gulak’s contract will not be renewed, but he has not been released yet.

Why It Matters

These releases shed light on the ongoing challenges and decision-making processes within WWE’s developmental system. The surprising nature of some cuts, particularly Trey Bearhill, raises questions about the criteria used to evaluate talent. Additionally, the release of high-profile signings like Gable Steveson suggests that even notable athletes are not immune to the demands of professional wrestling development.

As WWE continues to shape its future roster, these releases serve as a reminder of the constantly evolving landscape of professional wrestling and the challenges faced by both talent and management.

Question for Readers

What do you think about the recent WWE NXT releases, and how do you believe they will impact the future of the developmental brand? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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