WWE released Drake Wuertz from the NXT brand this week, and this came after many controversial stories. He reportedly walked out of Triple H’s speech about Black Lives Mater following NXT TakeOver: In Your House, and now we have a bit more to that story.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Drake Wuertz spoke up about the Black Lives Matter movement. He reportedly said that “all lives matter” in this situation which is a phrase commonly used in resistance to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Many people were wearing “Black Lives Matters” T-shirts and Wuertz said how everyone on the roster came from different backgrounds, had different religious beliefs, should respect each other but also said that all lives matter, which is not a term you’re supposed to say because of all the heat it gets when there are BLM shirts around.

There were also some NXT wrestlers who refused to let him referee their matches. They didn’t want to be around him since he is not vaccinated and is very outspoken against wearing masks.


Drake Wuertz is already trying to get work elsewhere in the pro wrestling world. We will have to see if he gets a job as a referee or if he returns to in-ring competition. He was a deathmatch wrestler prior to entering WWE, and that genre of professional wrestling has received a real spotlight recently.

Where will Drake Wuertz go next in pro wrestling? Sound off in the comments!

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