Several NXT Wrestlers Released, Spoiler For Monday’s RAW
– On Monday’s RAW, Shawn Michaels is scheduled to appear despite WWE not making any announcement according to PWInsider. He will be there to continue the build for Crown Jewel’s DX (Triple H & Michaels) vs. Brothers of Destruction (Undertaker & Kane).
There has been mounting pressure on WWE to either cancel the show from Saudi Arabia or at least move it to another country. It all stems from the reported killing of a Washington Post journalist. While WWE has removed lots of sections on their website that relate to Saudi Arabia, they still plan on putting the show together. There has been criticism from United State Senators and even WWE superstars to at least postpone the show.
With WWE making so much money over a 10 year deal with Saudi Arabia, they want to keep the gig going. With Michaels coming out of retirement and WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan also being booked, it would be a major hit if the show got cancelled. At this point, the thing that might change WWE’s mind is if President Donald Trump gets involved and places sanctions against Saudi Arabia. As of now, it does not appear that the Trump administration will be getting involved in the matter.
– WWE has let go of three NXT superstars. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted how Tian Bing, Jason Cheng and Gabriel Ealy have departed from the promotion.
Bing was signed in 2016 and given lots of hype after being scouted by WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki. His biggest moment came as an entrant in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33. He last appeared on NXT TV this week, losing in a quick tag team match. Cheng was also signed in 2016 and mostly worked NXT live events. He rarely appeared on NXT TV. Gabriel Twins was let go in June. He worked some NXT TV tag team matches, mostly on the losing end.