Drake Wuertz, who was a senior referee in NXT has been released by WWE.
Drake was an independent performer Drake Younger before signing with WWE to be a referee in 2014.
Word among talent and staff at the WWE Performance Center is that referee Drake Wuertz has been let go. I've reached out to WWE for a confirmation on this, and clarity on the situation.— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) May 19, 2021
Drake was one of the bunnies in Bad Bunny’s entrance at WrestleMania 37 and was until recently he was involved behind the scenes work at NXT.
Wuertz will be giving a testimonial on Florida radio today.
Additionally, Jake Clemons was released and per Sean Ross Sapp on Twitter, he already has an independent booking date.
I've also been told he already has an indie booking, so good for him.— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) May 19, 2021
Alexander Wolfe has also been released. He initially was a member of SANitY and a former NXT Tag Team Champion and most recently, he was with Imperium clear in his final appearance saw him get taken out by his former partner Killian Dain on the May 18 episode NXT.
Vanessa Borne, Kavita Devi, and Jessamyn Duke have also been let go. Jessamyn Duke was one of The Four Horsewomen alongside Marina Shafir, Ronda Rousey, and Shayna Baszler. She was previously featured on the NXT when Shayna Baszler was Women's Champion.
Kavita Devi was the first female from India signed to WWE and was featured during a WrestleMania women's Battle Royal.
Also, According to PWInsider, Skyler Story (Brandi Lauren) and Ezra Judge have been released.
No matter what God is still in control!!!— Ezra Judge (@Ezra_Judge) May 19, 2021
PROVE.THEM.WRONG.— Ezra Judge (@Ezra_Judge) May 19, 2021
Fightful will continue to monitor this story as more updates unfold.