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WWE News: WWE officially releases three NXT talents

Contradictory to assumptions, WWE is thinning the herd as it enter the New Era

ZZ is known for his alligator wrangling

Tough Enough competitor Zamariah "ZZ" Loupe was released from his WWE NXT deal yesterday. This was met with mixed reactions. Many criticized ZZ of being unfit for a WWE Superstar, and even during the Tough Enough competition, he was voted all the way to the finals, finishing runner-up to Joshua “Josh” Bredl.

Despite this, he was offered an NXT contract. A short bit of his time in WWE’s Performance Center was documented on the WWE Network show Breaking Ground. He appeared to have struggles coping with the daily grind and cutting weight, but in the last few months, “ZZ” had cut weight.

His efforts gained him appearances on NXT live events, and was said to have been showing signs of improvement. However, he didn’t make any televised appearance. His fellow Tough Enough competitor, Patrick Clark, made a televised appearance two weeks ago against Austin Aries in a losing effort. Tough Enough winner Josh Bredl too makes appearances in the live circuit under the name “Bronson Matthews”. 

According to PWInsider, two other NXT talents were released today - Josh Woods and Tom Kingdon.

Josh Woods responded on twitter:


Do you think ZZ had the potential for a longer run in NXT?

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