Ever-Rise had been regularly featured on NXT television when they were released by the company on June 25.
Chase Parker & Matt Martel had wrestled on the June 22 episode of NXT and carved out a role on the digital side of things, hosting the NXT pre-pre-show and Ever-Rise Live.
Speaking to WhatCulture, Ever-Rise discussed when they found out about their releases.
"Yeah, [we were] surprised to say the least. Surprised to say the least. It seemed to us that we had our whole careers in front of us in WWE. We were on TV every week doing what we wanted to do," said Martel.
Parker elaborated on things, revealing they were still working on ideas the day of their release.
"Since, like, the month of October, we were doing something every week. Especially on NXT. finally getting, like, those... fleshing out those characters, which was always the idea, but it was a slow start. Unfortunately in the line of pro wrestling job security isn’t always something that is a checkmark in the box. Like, we all know this. Entertainment industry in general, it’s very risky, so you know these things, you know when you sign contracts ‘oh, this might not last the time that it’s supposed to. or our end, there’s always great communication between... whether it be Triple H, or Shawn Michaels or the coaches at the Performance Center, the writing team, the producers. Great communication all around. So it was… again, that’s kind of why it comes as a surprise because we were still in the process of working on stuff that day. That day!" he said.
Following their release, Ever-Rise said they were shopping for a new network. You can find their comments by clicking here.