NXT Stars At TV Taping Despite Requesting Release

The Schism NXT

Jagger Reid and Rip Fowler of NXT’s The Schism appeared to be on their way out of WWE but now they’ve shown up at a new TV taping.

NXT Stand & Deliver showcased some of the best talents on WWE’s developmental brand but for one established tag team, it could well have been their last stand in the company – or perhaps not.

The bout between The Schism and Chase U for control of Andre Chase’s university was unexpectedly moved to the pre-show and in the end, it was Chase U that won the day, saving the educational establishment for another day.

Two men involved in that match, however, could be on their way out of WWE as Fightful Select has reported that The Schism’s Jagger Reid and Rip Fowler have requested their release from the company. Dave Meltzer later appeared to confirm that Reid and Fowler had been granted their release but things might not be that simple for the English pair.

Meltzer later issued a further update, noting that the situation was “up in the air” and it did not appear their request had been granted at the time.

Now Fowler and Reid have appeared at a taping for NXT Level Up suggesting that they could well be staying put – at least for the time being.

This situation is a microcosm of the uncertainty in WWE following the company’s sale to Endeavor and the return of Vince McMahon to full power.