They’re excited to begin the next chapter of their careers.
The Dyad of WWE NXT, Jagger Reid a.k.a. James Drake and Rip Fowler a.k.a. Zack Gibson, took to social media and shared that as of today, WWE denied their requests for releases.
Both talents noted that they’ll be free agents come October 2023.
As of today, WWE has denied my request for my release.
I want to thank you all for your support throughout my career, I'll never take that for granted.
My contract with WWE expires on 14th October 2023.
I'm excited to share our next chapter, once we are free agents.
— James Drake (@JamesDrake_GYV) April 25, 2023
Today WWE have denied our release, which was requested on April 3rd.
On 15th Oct '23 we will be free agents again.
I personally want to thank all of our fans for your continued support, it means a lot to both of us especially during times like these! We'll see you on the 16th!
— Rip Fowler (@RipFowlerWWE) April 25, 2023
They underwent presentation changes in the summer of 2022 and were paired with Joe Gacy in The Schism. The group consists of the aforementioned names and Ava (Simone Johnson).
On the April 18th NXT on USA Network, they competed in an NXT Tag Title Triple Threat match.