Bronson Reed was among the names of WWE NXT stars to be released by the company last week due to budget cuts.
Reed had been working dark matches with the idea that he would be called up from NXT to the main roster, but he was cut.
Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Vince McMahon“decided against” calling up Reed to the main roster after watching him. At that point, McMahon’s thought process was said to be a case of: “If he’s not going to be on the main roster, what’s the point of keeping him.”
Reed is under a 30-day non-compete clause.