Joe Belcastro has left NXT.

Belcastro had been with WWE since 2013 when he joined the writing team. He served as the lead writer of NXT until making the decision to move on. The news was first reported by Ringside News last week.

Triple H confirmed the news at the end of his NXT TakeOver XXX media call.

"I read some speculation about Joe Belcastro, who has been a lead writer of NXT for a long period of time and we have a great team here. Joe has been making contributions to NXT and I want to thank him for that. He's going to move on to other things, much like anybody, he had some dreams he wanted to accomplish in life. He found himself here in a position that if he didn't leave now and try to do those other things he was like, 'I'll never do it because I love it here so much, I don't want to kick myself years from now for never taking the shot.' That's the hardest thing in the world to do, to give up something you love to try and accomplish something else you love, my hat's off to him, all respect in the world. Thank him for his accomplishments here, he moves on to different things and hopefully, he succeeds at those, but if he doesn't the door is always open, because once you're NXT, you're always NXT. He's been a big part of this and the team that has been behind him has done a great job having everybody ready to go to the next level. We won't miss a beat. Thank him again for his contributions, good luck with his future, and 'it's never goodbye, it's see you down the road.' Joe Belcastro, we'll see you down the road," he said.

Triple H previously said a committee including himself, Shawn Michaels, and Road Dogg heads up NXT creative and ideas are filtered through him.

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