WWE releases are not stopping, with NXT taking a major hit. Hence, some big releases include Harland, Dakota Kai, Dexter Lumis and Malcolm Bivens.
WWE Releases NXT Talent Harland, Dakota Kai, Dexter Lumis & More
There were rumors over the past two weeks that releases were coming. This time, the NXT branded has lost some of the more well-known names to fans.
Fightful Select and other sites have confirmed the following releases:
– Malcolm Bivens
– Dakota Kai
– Dexter Lumis
– Persia Pirotta
– Raelyn Divine
– Draco Anthony
– Vish Kanya
– Mila Malani
– Blair Baldwin
Bivens has been with WWE since 2019, managing Omos and Bronson Reed. He was the manger of Diamond Mind, but Roderick Strong is trying to change the stable’s direction.
Kai is two-time former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion since joining WWE in December 2016. Then, she worked dark matches, but was never called up to the main roster.
Lumis was a popular character and came to WWE from Impact Wrestling. He worked with The Way until they split and was often featured on TV.
Harland comes as big surprise as he was seen as the Brock Lesnar of the future. Subsequently, he worked as the bodyguard for Joe Gacy, who is having a great run in NXT 2.0.
Pirotta was working an angle opposite Lumis and a few other names. Although, that angle is clearly over with the releases.
Divine never appeared on TV. In fact, she only recently signed with WWE.
Basically, as for other wrestlers listed, they were barely featured on TV or not at all.
Remember, when one door closes, many more open.
Fans React To The “Surprise” Releases
Nine NXT releases today, among them Dakota Kai, Malcolm Bivens and Harland. This is to say nothing of what they did or didn’t see in Harland’s progression, but the dude signed with them, they made him shave his head and then they fired him. That has to suck.
— Jason Solomon (@solomonster) April 29, 2022
How in the world did Dexter Lumis get released?! Especially knowing how many crazy scenarios that Vince McMahon could have used him in. I wanted a Dexter Lumis vs. Randy Orton feud sooo damn badly too. THAT one is the most shocking to me today. Wow. ♂️#NXTReleases #WWENXT #WWE
— Scotty Jones (@SMSishere32) April 29, 2022
they gotta call nxt, nxt 3.0 bcs that’s how many people gonna be left there after these releases end https://t.co/17vut6tvtj
— becky’s gf (@bckylvnchs) April 29, 2022
These #NXT releases are crazy. Lol. What is the point of being on tv when your entire roster is as green as the money you are making? At what point do you just look bad? This isn’t targeted WWE hate. I just wish they gave me a reason to concern myself.
— Shaun of Experience Grind (@ShaunNT) April 29, 2022
I don’t usually comment on WWE releases, but @DakotaKai_WWE was the cornerstone of the NXT Women’s Division the past few years. If you wanted to make a name for yourself in NXT, Dakota was the one you needed to face. I wish her nothing but the best. Thank you for everything. https://t.co/hkqZNINmnq
— Robert Dylan (@_RobDylan) April 29, 2022
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