WWE has a lot going on in their NXT brand, and that hasn’t changed since the developmental territory opened. Vince McMahon cleaned house months before he retired, but Triple H has done the best he could to put things back together. That being said, Sarray seems to be a casualty of that change.
It was reported last night that Sarray is leaving NXT. She will return to Japan after a lackluster run in WWE’s NXT brand. There is a reason for her diminished push, because WWE fired a ton of people who were behind her.
According to a report from Fightful’s paywall, Sarray’s time in WWE first started going downhill in 2022 when WWE released all of that staff from the Performance Center.
Fightful Select was able to confirm the report, including that Sarray has bookings elsewhere. However, WWE has yet to comment to our numerous inquiries about her in an official capacity. Since word emerged that she’d be leaving WWE imminently. We’ve learned more.
We’re told the beginning of the end was actually early in 2022, when many of her biggest supporters were let go from NXT. Sources within the brand said that she never factored into a consistent or major creative fashion after that. We’re told by the spring of 2022, that the writing was on the wall. William Regal’s departure was one that many pointed to as a turning point.
Those who frequent the Performance Center said that she hadn’t been around in “ages,” and weren’t given any answers when they’d ask about her. It was widely accepted within the company that the creative given to her was outright bad.
It was also noted that, “Those within the company said that Sarray took great pride in helping Tiffany Stratton along during their short feud, and seemed to think a lot of the up and coming talent. Though there was a language barrier, we’ve heard no issues in her dealing with anyone, and only heard positive things about her from others in the WWE PC.”
Sarray entered WWE with a ton of hype behind her, but things just didn’t develop the way anyone expected. They tried her out with a couple of gimmicks, but it appears that she will take her talents back to Japan now. At 26-years-old, Sarray still has plenty of time to accomplish a lot in the pro wrestling world.
Are you shocked to hear that Sarray is leaving so soon? Why did WWE drop the ball with her? Sound off in the comments section to let us know what you think!