Another WWE NXT star besides Dexter Lumis reportedly was originally set to be released on Friday with the other talent.
According to Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live, a list of cuts circulated prior to the announcement of the talent released on Friday that he received with the names matching, except one.
“I got the list of, it was like ten names or whatever, and then a few hours later, there were ten names that came out that had been cut. I don’t know why I thought about doing it, but I decided I was going to match them up.
Actually, I know why. The list that I got… Dexter Lumis wasn’t on the list. And then later, you know, there’s all these people, ‘Dexter’s been cut, what are they going to do?” and I was like, ‘Dexter’s cut? He wasn’t on the list I got.’ And so, I went to match up the names, because there were ten on my list and ten on the other list or whatever.
In fact, the list that I received did not have Dexter Lumis, but it had another name who I’m not going to mention, who was listed as being cut, and then they weren’t cut. So, the point of all of this is, these blokes have no idea what’s going on. You can see that they knew in advance that Harland was going to be out of here because one day, Harland just vanished.”
It should be noted that Dexter Lumis’ name was included after the list of 9 other stars who were released on Friday, which included Dakota Kai, Persia Pirotta, Malcolm Bivens and others.
As previously mentioned, there were frustration from NXT creative team members about the talent released who were involved in current television storylines.
For the full list of talent released this past Friday, click here.
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