WWE has announced the release of one-half of the Vaudevillains, Simon Gotch.
Here is the company’s statement and official tweet:
WWE has come to terms on a mutually agreed upon release with Simon Gotch as of today, April 5, 2017. WWE wishes Gotch the best in all his future endeavors.
Gotch signed a developmental contract with WWE in 2013 and went on to form the Vaudevillians along with Aiden English. The duo successfully captured the NXT Tag Team Championship during their time in NXT. They debuted on SmackDown LIVE a year ago, but their careers sadly never took off.
Gotch landed in a lot of trouble last year in April when he got into a backstage fight with Sin Cara. He has been kept off television ever since the incident that was said to be a one-sided beatdown of Gotch at the hands of Cara. Reports claim he got into a lot of trouble because of his mouth and the fact that he rubbed talents the wrong way backstage.