As the WWE Draft gears up to commence this week on SmackDown followed by next week’s installment on Raw, speculation among fans is rampant regarding potential roster shifts, particularly with NXT talents in the mix.

One name that’s been swirling in discussions was Von Wagner, who was being considered for a promotion to the main roster. However, recent reports indicate that Wagner, whose real name is Cal Bloom, has been released from his contract. PWInsider revealed today that Wagner was being deliberated upon as a possible call-up from NXT to either Raw or SmackDown over the past week. Conversely, Fightful Select disclosed that Wagner was among the names released last week along with others.

”Von Wagner was also a part of the WWE releases last week, Fightful Select has learned”

Bloom’s journey in WWE began in 2019 after being scouted while playing college football. He underwent training at the Performance Center and gained prominence with the advent of NXT 2.0 in late 2021, where WWE focused on showcasing younger talents. His television presence increased as he became part of storylines.


In his most recent appearances, Bloom found himself embroiled in a feud with Bron Breakker and Lexis King. However, his last match dates back to April 2, where he competed against King, putting her over in the process.

Last week brought disappointment to many WWE fans as the company made several surprising cuts in its latest round of releases. Among those affected were Xyon QuinnJinder Mahal, and surprisingly, Xia Li. Furthermore, Veer Mahan’s sudden release came as shock to many. Adding to the list, Sanga was also let go from the company.

Are you shocked that Von Wagner was also released by WWE? Let us know in the comments section below!

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