WWE released several people who worked in NXT and at the WWE Performance Center on Wednesday.
Names released include:
- William Regal: Regal was the top talent scout for NXT and the on-screen general manager. He’d been with NXT since 2014.
- Road Dogg: He had been working as an NXT producer and coach at the Performance Center.
- Timothy Thatcher: He’s been off TV in recent months and had been working as a WWE PC coach.
- Danny Burch: Burch had also been working as a PC coach while being off NXT TV.
- Hideki Suzuki: He was Hachiman of Diamond Mine, and had also been working as a coach.
- Chris Guy: AKA Ace Steel. Also a PC coach and producer.
- Ryan Katz: Worked as NXT’s Creative Producer, and taught promo classes.
- Cathy Corino: Also worked as a coach. She is ECW legend Steve Corino’s sister. Steve Corino is currently still a WWE producer/coach.
Other Performance Center staff was also released.
In a statement to media, WWE said, “With the continued evolution of NXT 2.0, we’ve decided to part ways with some of the staff based in our Performance Center. We thank them for their many contributions throughout the years and wish them the best.”
According to Fightful, the releases were overwhelmingly viewed within NXT as being done “directly to remove numerous Triple H hires.”
Johnny Gargano and several other WWE wrestlers had lots of kind things to say about William Regal.
If it wasn’t for William Regal a lot of your favorite guys wouldn’t be on television. He got so many of us “indie guys” an opportunity. He will never take credit for that, but he deserves his flowers for helping and molding this generation of wrestlers. #ThankYouRegal pic.twitter.com/ib8GFIHHzE
— Johnny Gargano (@JohnnyGargano) January 5, 2022