Triple H took over WWE Creative and a lot of changes were made immediately afterwards. However, some things remain the same, including the company cutting talent at regular intervals. They let go of five NXT wrestlers this week, and now it seems the company plans on releasing more in the future.

The company released Bodhi Hayward, Sloane Jacobs, Erica Yan, Damaris Griffin and Ru Feng this week. Due to this, fans started wondering whether the company will end up letting go of more talent in the future.

While speaking on the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE is still planning on regularly releasing NXT talent who simply do not progress as fast as the company wants. They have several increments that they judge people on, and cuts will be made if they don’t see improvement.

The feeling was that for all the people who were dropped, the main reason was lack of progress – they thought they weren’t improving fast enough. That’s gonna be the case – they’re gonna be cutting people at the 6-month mark, at the 1-year mark if they’re not progressing at a certain level. Anyone who doesn’t get to TV in 2 years will get cut. We’re gonna get regular developmental cuts.


We will have to wait and see who will get cut next. Regardless, fans will continue to be concerned for their favorite NXT talent in the coming months. Hopefully, the company doesn’t have to make these tough cuts very often.

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