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WWE News: Josh Bredl released by WWE

This time a former Tough Enough contestant is released

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News 06 Nov 2017, 14:22 IST
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WWE has released Josh Bredl
WWE has released Josh Bredl

What's the story?

After the recent high-profile releases of Emma, Darren Young and Summer Rae, as well as the NXT releases of Sawyer Fulton and Leo Gao, the WWE has reportedly released another Superstar, former Tough Enough contestant and winner, Josh Bredl.

In case you didn't know...

Josh Bredl took part in the sixth season of Tough Enough, eventually going on to win the show via the fan vote and earning himself a £250,000 1-year contract with the WWE, losing to Cesaro in the final.

Bredl was renamed Bronson Matthews and reported to NXT where he made his first live event appearance on December 3rd, 2015.

The heart of the matter

It is being reported by PWInsider.com that the WWE chose to release former Tough Enough winner Josh Bredl, aka Bronson Matthews.

Since his debut on NXT late 2015, Bredl has not really been used by the WWE, with the Superstar not even reporting to the performance centre for training. It is believed that he is currently injured, suffering from what is said to have been concussion-related injuries.

What's next?

Bredl becomes the latest in the growing list of WWE names that are being let go by the company, although his remain the least surprising so far given how little he's featured since he won Tough Enough.

One of the common themes that seem to be present in most of the current WWE releases, with the exception of Emma, is that all of them have had significant time off recently due to injury.

Author's take

I didn't have a lot of experience with Bredl's work, but he definitely looked the part and must have done something right to win the public vote. I think at this point, though, we can safely say that WWE's Tough Enough show is a failure at producing top stars, with The Miz being the only current WWE standout from its ranks.


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