Drew Gulak’s absence from NXT programming has caught the attention of WWE fans, prompting speculation about the reasons behind his removal.

The situation arose after Ronda Rousey made allegations against Drew Gulak during an appearance on NewsNation earlier this month. Rousey accused Gulak of inappropriately tugging on her pant drawstrings backstage at a WWE event in 2022. In response, Gulak claimed that the incident was accidental, stating that he inadvertently touched her drawstring while reaching out to shake her hand.

“Drew Gulak. Drew Gulak, that’s who it was. I confronted him later and I was like, ‘If I ever hear about you putting your hands on any other woman like this or doing anything like this to me ever again, we’re going to have a problem.’ He was like, ‘No, no, no. I’m glad you said something to me.’ He really backpedaled, but it put a sour taste in my mouth about the culture there and what’s considered acceptable on how to touch and treat the women in the hallways, and anywhere.”

Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer provided insight to his subscribers, revealing that WWE conducted an investigation into Rousey’s claims and interviewed individuals involved in the incident. While the outcome of the investigation remains undisclosed, Gulak has been notably absent from WWE programming.


“Regarding Ronda and Drew, what is unique about this one is both claimed there were witnesses. I was told WWE did an investigation, interviewed people, and Gulak has been murdered in storyline. So I presume that tells you the result of the investigation.”

In recent episodes of NXT, it was implied in the storyline that the No Quarter Catch Crew approached Tony D’Angelo’s family to “take care” of Gulak. This narrative development suggests that WWE may have opted to write Gulak off television in response to the allegations.

Drew Gulak has been associated with WWE since his participation in the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic, where he made an impact by defeating Harvinder Sihra of The Bollywood Boyz in the first round. He went on to hold the cruiserweight title for three months after winning it at Stomping Grounds 2019, before eventually dropping it to Lio Rush on an episode of NXT.

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Steve Carrier

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