Dijak took to social media earlier today to announce that WWE had informed him at “the eleventh hour” that they would not be re-signing him. His exit from the company is set for June 28th.

According to Fightful Select’s Sean Ross Sapp, Dijak was notified that WWE would not be re-signing him following his WWE Speed match with Xavier Woods, which was filmed in the last two weeks. However, the exact timing of WWE’s decision remains unclear.

Corey Brennan of Fightful learned from various WWE and NXT sources that Dijak was well-liked and praised by officials. Dijak confirmed in his tweet that he was initially set to challenge for the NXT Title before being unexpectedly called up to Monday Night RAW during the WWE Draft. It is reported that Shawn Michaels was a significant supporter of Dijak, despite minor creative disagreements in the past. Michaels even called Dijak directly to welcome him back to NXT, where Dijak would train for weeks at a time despite living in New Hampshire.

Questions about why Dijak was not regularly featured on RAW remain unanswered. Talent and sources within WWE expressed surprise at Dijak’s limited on-screen presence. Dijak himself told Sapp that he sensed something was wrong when he wasn’t included in plans for RAW in the weeks following the draft.


Since his call-up, there were several instances where Dijak was not brought to tapings, and when he was, his plans were often shifted between Main Event and Speed tapings without a spot on RAW. Reports indicate that there were no creative plans in place for him when he was called up.

Sources close to Dijak indicated that early negotiations had begun recently and were positive. However, WWE did not follow up until notifying Dijak that his contract would not be renewed, with no serious negotiations taking place. This lack of negotiation surprised many within the industry, with one former WWE talent noting that 20 years ago, Dijak “would have had a job till his legs fell off.”

Interest in Dijak remains high both within and outside professional wrestling. At least two European promotions are expected to reach out for possible appearances, and major companies have already contacted Dijak’s management to gauge interest.

With Dijak’s contract officially expiring on June 28th, his future in the wrestling world appears promising, as he is expected to receive numerous booking opportunities.

What are your thoughts on WWE’s decision not to re-sign Dijak and his potential future in wrestling? How do you feel about his limited use on RAW and the support he received from Shawn Michaels? Share your opinions and predictions for Dijak’s next steps in the comments below!

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