Triple H Claims Controversial Star Was Not Released By WWE

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Triple H has clarified what happened with a controversial wrestler who is no longer a part of the WWE roster.

There were several WWE superstars released on Friday with many of them being people who are either on the NXT brand or had yet to debut on television. The most notable name among the group was Drew Gulak, who had been with the company since 2017, had his contract expire in 2020, and quickly re-signed after that.

The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gulak has been mired in controversy over the last month due to comments made by former WWE Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey about a backstage incident at a WWE show. Rousey revealed that during a backstage incident, Gulak pulled a string on her sweatpants while they were around other people, which was an inappropriate thing to do.

After Rousey made it public, Gulak admitted that it was true while saying it was an accident that he apologized for. Meanwhile, WWE wrote Gulak off the NXT brand by doing an angle where the No Quarter Catch Crew group that Gulak was a part of asked Tony D’Angelo’s Family to take care of a problem they had. Gulak’s name was never mentioned but it was insinuated that he was “killed off” as a character.

During the WWE Backlash post-show press conference on WWE Digital media channels, a member of the media asked WWE’s Chief Content Officer Triple H about Gulak, which led to Triple H saying that Drew’s contract was not renewed.

“We release talent all the time. NFL releases 400 or 500 players a year. We release talent all the time. It’s part of what we do, you can’t just hire people, bring them in, bring in more people, and just keep bringing them in. An unfortunate part of the job is talent get released. Can I say that he was released? He was not released. His contract was just not renewed.”

Triple H Announces WrestleMania 41 Will Be In Las Vegas

It was also announced in a video narrated by Triple H that WrestleMania 41 is headed to Las Vegas on April 19 & 20, 2025. It will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, which is the home of the NFL’s Raiders. It will be taking place two weeks later than this year’s WrestleMania because WWE executives have stated they wanted to move it back to avoid the NCAA Basketball Championships that have taken place during WrestleMania weekends in the past.

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