Drew Gulak among cuts at NXT

On Friday, there were multiple cuts among NXT talent with Drew Gulak among those released.

Wrestling Observer and Fightful have reported on the cuts with POST Wrestling receiving the following list of names released:

– Drew Gulak
– Vlad Pavlenko
– Valentina Feroz
– Trey Bearhill
– Julian Baldi
– Emma Diaz
– Darrell Mason
– Keyshawn LeFlore
– Ezekiel Balogun
– Kiyah Saint

The Wrestling Observer site is reporting that Boa is among the cuts at NXT, but we are still awaiting confirmation on his name. Boa has been part of the WWE system since September 2016. 

Gulak is the most significant of the cuts and was recently the subject of an accusation by Ronda Rousey. The former WWE talent accused Gulak of grabbing the string of her sweatpants with Rousey confronting Gulak over the issue. Gulak issued the following statement after Rousey’s accusation on NewsNation:

Backstage at a WWE event in 2022, I saw Ronda talking with a group in the hallway. I stopped to say hi and shake all their hands, and in an attempt to shake her hand, I accidentally touched her drawstring. Complete accident, and one that I had apologized to her for the mishap.

Since the allegation was made, Gulak was removed from NXT programming with his character “killed off” by The Family. 

Gulak joined WWE in 2016 as a member of the Cruiserweight Classic and became a fixture on 205 Live. In 2019, he won the Cruiserweight Championship and had been part of the No Quarter Catch Crew on NXT until being removed from programming. 

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