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NXT’s McKenzie Mitchell released by WWE

The company is also reportedly laying off corporate employees as part of a new round of cuts following September’s merger with UFC.

McKenzie Mitchell joined WWE in 2019 after several years working for Impact Wrestling. She’s been NXT’s main backstage interviewer for most of her run with the company — a run that she today (Dec. 1) shared has ended:

The husband Mitchell refers to is NXT play-by-play voice Vic Joseph, whom she began dating in 2020 and married last year.

No word on if there will be additional on-screen talents let go today, but Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics reports there were also more cuts on the corporate side today:

Firings among full-time employees were expected once the Endeavor deal closed and WWE was merged with UFC under the new TKO Group Holdings banner. Management promised investors they’d be able to cut costs and boost the bottom line with moves like eliminating redundant positions.

We’ll provide updates if more talent releases occur, or if prominent names are among the cuts at corporate.

Best wishes to Mitchell and anyone at WWE (or elsewhere) who lost their job today.

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