Some shocking news deriving from the NXT brand.
The former two-time GHC Tag Team Champion Mikey Nicholls or better known by viewers of the NXT brand as Nick Miller of 'The Mighty' and his longtime partner Shane Thorne signed with WWE back in 2016. Already having established their names in Japan, Ring Of Honor for a brief period of time and on the Southern California wrestling scene, the Perth, Australia natives were repackaged as 'TM-61' which is a salute to their home-country of Australia with the dialing code being '61' and 'TM' standing for 'The Mighty'. In their first year of being on NXT TV, they went to the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic where they lost to the Authors Of Pain at NXT TakeOver: Toronto in November of 2016.
Unfortunately for the duo, Shane Thorne underwent knee surgery and was out for a number of months but he later returned alongside Nick in late January of this year and shortly after that they entered the 2018 Dusty Classic. They were not as successful as they were in their first attempt but both Miller and Thorne underwent a character change when they started using heel tactics to pick up victories. Their team name was then changed from 'TM-61' to 'The Mighty'. Nick Miller and Shane Thorne have been at their heel run since late May.
It was pointed out on social media earlier today that Nick Miller was removed from WWE's roster list and Satin confirmed the news of Miller's release and added that Nick Miller was looking to return home to Australia for personal reasons. Shane Thorne is still listed on WWE's website and Miller and Thorne were last featured as a duo on this week's episode of NXT TV against Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan. As more details emerge about why Miller was released from the company, we will either update this article or publish a new one.
In an update from Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline, Nick Miller returned to Australia when his child was born and he made the decision to stay and it is also noted within the note that the door is still open if Miller chooses to return.