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The first NXT releases have been confirmed

One of the times WWE still treats NXT like its developmental system are when they release wrestlers from the black-and-gold brand’s roster. Unlike talent assigned to Raw and SmackDown, the company doesn’t public announce when NXT Superstars are let go.

Given that 20 people were let go from the so-called main roster today (April 15) as part of WWE’s budget cuts, many of us expected at least a handful of NXT releases.

So far, two have been confirmed by the wrestler’s themselves.

They include Deonna Purrazzo, signed in 2018 after a handful of per-appearance bookings. Purrazzo’s WWE career never really got past the enhancement talent stage, despite experience in Ring of Honor, and TNA prior to signing. Her tweet about being let go makes it sound as if it’s something she’s been hoping would happen.

Aleksandar Jaksic was signed in August of last year. The German wrestler worked in his home country as “LX Ken”, and trained in Canada at Santino Marella’s school. He’s worked the Florida house show circuit, but hasn’t made any television appearances.

We’ll update this post with other NXT names we learn about.

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