The WWE budget cut saga continues. The company released a number of talents from their NXT contracts Friday, April 29th. News about incoming mass releases found its way to the internet hours before the releases came into effect.

In total, WWE released 10 performers from their contracts. Dexter Lumis, Dakota Kai, Harland, Persia Pirotta, Malcolm Bivens, Raelyn Divine, Mila Malani, Draco Anthony, Sanjana George, and Paige Prinzivalli were part of NXT 2.0.

Dexter Lumis

Dakota Kai


Harland aka Parker Boudreaux

Persia Pirotta

Malcolm Bivens

Raelyn Divine

Mila Malani

Draco Anthony

Sanjana George

Paige Prinzivalli

WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis made the call to release these performers from their NXT contracts and cited budget cuts as the reason behind the company’s move to drop these talents.

It was also reported that NXT officials had no clue about incoming releases and were forced to drop entire storylines, feuds angles without having preparation or plan in place.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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