WWE Releases Simon Gotch

07 April, 2017, 02:40 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
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Simon Gotch, one half of former NXT tag team champions The Vaudevillains, agreed mutually to a release from his WWE contract on Wednesday. All that was said was that Gotch was gone as of April 5, 2017, and they wished him the best "in all his future endeavors". A year later, Gotch formed a tag team known as The Vaudevillains in NXT with fellow superstar Aiden English, winning the NXT Tag Team Championships at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn in August 2015 when they defeated Blake and Murphy for the belts. The pair had a good run in NXT, with their gimmick fitting in with what the brand was doing at the time, but when they got called up to the main roster in April of 2016, the novelty quickly wore off and the pair disappeared from view on both SmackDown and RAW.

He was also a contender for the Smackdown tag team crown, though he never won it. A few weeks later, they fell in a fatal 4-way tag team bout at Money in the Bank.

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Gotch wrestled last night during a dark match with his partner Aiden English. This stems in part from his (real life) brawl with Sin Cara previous year, and it's been reported that "his personality rubbed a lot of people the wrong way". Still, there were reports that Gotch had a problem with speaking out, and "Gotch's mouth sometimes gets people mad at him".

Additionally-and take it with a grain of salt-somebody with apparent inside knowledge on Reddit has suggested that Gotch was considered an unsafe worker, putting his fellow WWE stars at risk in the ring.

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