Backstage Reactions To WWE Releases, NXT Cuts Could Be Coming

As reported this weekend, several WWE Superstars gained their releases.

In asking around backstage about Luke Harper, Viktor, Konnor and Sin Cara all getting released from the company, the feeling among the roster that Fightful spoke to was that of relief for them. One person on the roster said that they believe that all had asked for it, so they were happy for the quartet of wrestlers. Sin Cara and Harper both publicly requested their releases, but The Ascension hasn't, though they also haven't been used since WrestleMania week.

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One person in the company joked with us, saying "It's either a coincidence or next level f--king with The Revival that a bunch of people get granted their releases, but they can't release them because they have a title match on next weekend's show." 

Speaking of those who asked for their releases, there's no update on Mike Kanellis (Bennett) as of yet. 

 A couple of members of the NXT roster have also told us that word is going around that if NXT cuts are coming, it could be in January or early February.

Fightful reached out to Luke Harper and Konnor for comment and clarity on the story, but haven't heard back as of yet. 

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