One talent recently let go by WWE has slammed the decision to release them as “baffling.”
News broke on the 21st of September that WWE had resumed the practice of mass releases as several stars confirmed they were no longer with the company. Things began when Mustafa Ali revealed he was no longer working with WWE before Emma did as well in a somewhat heartbreaking fashion as just an hour before she referred to the company holding a stadium show in her native Australia as “a dream.”
While names associated with the main roster such as Shelton Benjamin, former World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler, Dana Brooke, and Matt Riddle stole the headlines, there were several NXT talents also let go, including former NCAA track star Alexis Gray.
Alexis Gray believes she had more to offer WWE than the company had to offer her
Speaking in an interview with WrestlingNewsCo, Alexis Gray gave her thoughts on being let go by WWE and said she had only just begun to understand what the company was asking from her:
“I honestly think that a lot of us had that mindset. I personally did have that thought in the back of my mind, but because I was so new, I kind of didn’t accept that you know, maybe I was a part of the people that were going to get laid off.
“So when I did get the call, it was baffling to me, because when I tell you I had a plan. I felt like things were finally making sense in the company, I felt like I understood what they were requesting of us. To just be cut off immediately, as I understood it, it was a lot. It was crazy.”
Gray made clear that she’s not giving up on her wrestling journey despite this setback and says she would have brought success to WWE rather than the other way around:
“I was just feeling empowered. I was feeling like, ‘This is a whole new world for me, that I can just start fresh. It felt natural, it felt comfortable, it felt scary. But at the same time, I felt like nothing’s telling me to not continue. Nothing’s telling me to not pursue this and see where this can go. Because I genuinely don’t believe that being with WWE would’ve made me successful. I believe what I was bringing would’ve made the company successful.”
The full list of released WWE stars from September 21st can be found here.