Spring Cleaning, Round 1
WWE released Michael Tarver, Jacob Novak, Buck Dixon, Buddy Stetcher and Ethan Levin over the weekend, reports PWInsider.com.
Tarver was on the inaugural season of NXT not to mention an original member of The Nexus. After being dropped from the group in October, he was brought back for several television appearances that saw him standing in the background. He never returned to WWE in-ring action.
Jacob Novak participated in the current season of NXT, but was eliminated first for the second consecutive season.
Dixon, Stetcher and Levin were seldom featured developmental wrestlers.
Surprised it took this long, honestly. Not surprised they dumped four guys I never heard of. I thought Tarver was pretty good, mid card fodder. Last week he changed his twitter name and talked about “better things ahead,” so it seems like he knew he was gone. It looked they were going to do something with him earlier this year with him being backstage, but it never came to be.
As far as the others go, well, I got nothin. But hey, let’s speculate who else is going to be Endeavored!
and a bunch of FCW guys.
No one on the list has done anything of note in a least a year. Goldust got in trouble last week with the WWE about his twitter, the Usos aren’t even good job guys. Heard rumors about DH wanting to do MMA a while ago, and guys like Hawkins/Barreta are total indy guys, which is in no way a knock on them. They just…belong there.
I could see others being let go, too. Primo, Yoshi, and Rosa Mendes come to mind, but they might stay just for affirmative action. Tyler Rex should never be on TV again, either.