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WWE’s Loss: Released Star Kiyah Saint Speaks Out

One big thing: WWE releases NXT talent Kiyah Saint, who claims it’s “their loss”

Former WWE NXT talent Kiyah Saint has opened up about her unexpected release from the company, asserting that WWE’s decision to let her go is “their loss, not mine.”

Key details:

• Saint was part of a group of NXT talents released on May 3, including Drew Gulak and Gable Steveson.
• She competed on NXT Level Up but never appeared on the main NXT show.
• Saint claims she was “checking all the boxes” and didn’t cause any trouble.

The release process

• Saint received a call from WWE’s Stamford, Connecticut office informing her of the release.
• When she asked why she was being released, she was told “Creative didn’t have any needs for you ‘at the moment.'”
• Saint criticized the vague phrasing, suggesting WWE should be more direct in their communication.

Saint’s perspective

“I didn’t choose to leave. I got told to leave. I got released,” Saint said in a YouTube video. “I thought I was doing the right thing, which I was. I didn’t cause any trouble. I didn’t cause any drama.”

Why it matters

Saint’s release highlights the ongoing roster changes in WWE and the challenges faced by developmental talents in securing a long-term spot in the company. Her openness about the process provides insight into WWE’s talent management practices.

The bigger picture

WWE has been making regular roster cuts in recent years, affecting talents at all levels of the company. These releases often spark discussions about talent utilization and WWE’s developmental strategy.

How do you think WWE should handle talent releases to better support their former employees? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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