Several NXT UK wrestlers have announced on social media that they've been released by WWE.
The news of the new releases comes on the same day that WWE confirmed the existence of NXT Europe.
Flash Morgan Webster announced his retirement on Twitter, writing: "As of today, WWE and I have reached an agreement on the terms of my release."
"I want to thank them for all of the help they gave me over the last five years while also assisting me through injury. I'm excited to see what's next. See you all soon."
Mark Andrews wrote: "My six wonderful years with WWE have come to an end. I'm excited to see what comes next."
Millie McKenzie wrote: "Thanks for the memories @WWE," while Ashton Smith wrote: "One hell of a ride."
Dani Luna, Dave Mastiff, Primate, Nina Samuels, Sha Samuels, Jack Starz, and Wild Boar are some of the other names who have announced their news on social media.
WWE and I have reached an agreement on the terms of my release.I want to thank them for all the opportunities they gave me over the previous five years while also looking after me through injury.I'm excited to see what's next.
Thank you for the wonderful memories @WWE pic.twitter.com/I07V294BaV
As part of an NXT UK invasion, NXT UK wrestlers Blair Davenport, Tyler Bate, and Gallus all appeared on NXT 2.0 Heatwave on Tuesday (August 16).
WWE announced NXT Europe today (August 18) and said it is reimagining the NXT UK brand and its talent pipeline with a "Pan European focus." The launch is scheduled for next year.
Shawn Michaels, WWE Vice President of Talent Development Creative, said in a statement: "Following the success of our live events and talent identification efforts throughout Europe, we believe this is the perfect time to extend NXT beyond the United Kingdom."
WWE will host its first UK stadium show in 30 years next month, with Clash at the Castle coming from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on September 3.
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