WWE Releases: 2022 Kicks Off With Almost a Dozen Firings

Published 01/06/2022, 2:00 PM EST

WWE kicked off 2022 with a massive shake-up for the NXT 2.0 roster. The company did not hold back on releasing Superstars even after the backlash it received because of the 2021 releases.

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Reportedly, the company released Staff, Superstars, and others during their latest spree. So far, they have released Danny Burch, Hideki Suzuki, Timothy Thatcher, Cathy Corino, William Regal, Hideki Suzuki, Scott Armstrong, Ryan Katz, George Carroll, “Road Dogg” Brian James, Dave Kapoor, Ace Steel.

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The company released a statement following the release.

“With the continued evolution of NXT 2.0, we’ve decided to part ways with some of the staff based in our Performance Center. We thank them for their many contributions throughout the years and wish them the best.” H/t Forbes

While NXT 2.0 has been the company’s latest project, it is unknown exactly how WWE wishes to proceed following this mass release.

WWE NXT 2.0 had changes in management in 2021

When the company started revamping the brand, everyone believed it was to make NXT the official third brand following Raw and SmackDown. However, that is not what actually happened.

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Instead, Vince McMahon took over the brand and started building it like a new-age Attitude Era. The idea itself was great, but what irked the WWE Universe was the lack of Triple H’s role in the leadership position for NXT.

Now, WWE never officially revealed that Vince McMahon taking over meant Triple H would be on the sidelines. However, since the revamp, The Game hasn’t been in the game. Unfortunately, he did suffer a medical issue and took time off to recover.

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Since then, he was spotted with the McMahon Family at WWE’s new HQ site, but not leading NXT productions like he used to.

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Today, WWE NXT 2.0 is rising rapidly and producing material that the WWE Universe is engaging with rapidly. Whether Vince McMahon will ever make it an official third brand or not is unknown. But, the fans love what they see considering the setting of NXT 2.0 gives off the traditional wrestling vibe!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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