It has become a bit rare to see WWE Superstars released from their WWE contracts, but it does indeed still happen from time to time. It has been reported today that a member of NXT and one NXT Uk Superstar will no longer be working for WWE. There is currently no word on why these two individuals were let go at the moment, but there have been plenty of rumors lately claiming that WWE will be signing several independent wrestling stars to NXT deals, and that they may be starting their careers off in the Performance Center this January. Additionally, WWE held tryouts in the Orlando facility and in Chile recently. Unfortunately, with new additions to the already large WWE roster, there are bound to be a couple of cuts along the way.
According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Nick Miller was let go from the company today. Miller is an Australian competitor who has been wrestling all over the world for years, but WWE fans know him best for his tag team with NXT Superstar Shane Thorne. The two of them competed as TM-61 in NXT for quite some time, then the team was rebranded as The Mighty when the duo turned heel earlier this year. TM-61 made it to the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament in 2016, but they ultimately ended up losing to AOP. Miller has been active in the industry since 2001, and he has competed in Japan and other promotions over the course of his career. As of now, Shane Thorne is still believed to be under contract to WWE.
There has also supposedly been a cut from the NXT UK roster. Tucker no longer appears as a member of the roster on the official WWE website, signaling his release. Tucker has been competing in the UK as far back as 2006, and he received training from current Raw Superstar Finn Balor. Tucker received the chance to compete in WWE last year when he took part in the first-ever United Kingdom Championship Tournament. He lost to eventual tournament winner Tyler Bate in the first round. Tucker returned for the second edition of the tournament earlier this year, but he lost in the first round once again to Joe Coffey. He was later signed on as a member of the NXT UK roster. Tucker’s release has yet to be confirmed by WWE.