Alexander Wolfe, Jessamyn Duke and others released by WWE – fr

Alexander Wolfe, Jessamyn Duke and others released by WWE – fr

WWE released several NXT Superstars and developmental talents today.

Fightful first reported that Alexander Wolfe, Vanessa Borne, Jessamyn Duke and Kavita Devi had been released. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson noted that Skyler Story and Ezra Judge have also been released.

Similar to the April 15 layoffs, WWE cited budget cuts as the reason for the exits.

Alexander Wolfe signed with WWE in 2015. He is a former NXT Tag Team Champion, having held the title with Eric Young and Killian Dain as part of SAnitY. He remained with the faction until their disbandment in 2019 and he would join the Imperium shortly thereafter and perform in NXT UK and NXT. While in Europe, Wolfe competed regularly for wXw and he won the wXw Shotgun Championship in March 2020. He however never defended the title and was stripped of gold two months later.

Wolfe’s exit has been a bit of a shock since his last appearance on WWE TV yesterday. He was beaten by Killian Dain in a squash match on NXT and his Imperium team mates Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner then turned on him.

Vanessa Borne joined WWE in 2016 and has made sporadic appearances on NXT during her time with the company. She signed a new deal with WWE in early 2020 and was called up to the main roster shortly thereafter. However, she never made her Raw or SmackDown debut and did not wrestle for WWE at all after January 2020.

One of four MMA riders, Jessamyn Duke signed with WWE in 2018 and made her debut alongside Marina Shafir at Evolution. They aligned with Shayna Baszler and made regular appearances alongside The Queen Of Spades on NXT and Raw Underground. Duke had spent the last few months working as a content creator on the UpUpDownDown YouTube channel.

Indian professional wrestler Kavita Devi made her WWE debut in the first Mae Young Classic, losing in the first round to Dakota Kai. She signed with the company soon after, but only made one more WWE TV appearance in a Battle Royal at Worlds Collide 2019. She hasn’t wrestled at all since a live NXT event in July 2019.

Skyler Story didn’t sign with WWE until August 2020 as one of the former Evolve talents that the organization took over. She was one of the women in the hot tub with Damian Priest during her North American title celebration. She also participated in a Battle Royal on September 23, 2020, episode of NXT.

Ezra Judge signed with WWE in August 2019 after several tries. He is a former arena American football player and professional bodybuilder.


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