WWE Releases Simon Gotch

Simon Gotch

A few days released after the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) of the year in WrestleMania 33, WWE has come to terms on a release for one-half of The Vaudevillains, and Simon Gotch is no longer with the company. "WWE wishes Gotch the best in all his future endeavors".

He was also a contender for the Smackdown tag team crown, though he never won it. They were initially given a solid debut, where they participated in a Tag Team Tournament that saw them in a feud with Enzo & Cass. It appears the SmackDown Superstar requested the release.

Gotch's last WWE match came on Tuesday, when he and English lost to American Alpha in a bout that took place prior to Smackdown Live. This stems in part from his (real life) brawl with Sin Cara past year, and it's been reported that "his personality rubbed a lot of people the wrong way". Will the WWE repackage Aiden English as a singles competitor?


During his time in NXT, Simon Gotch was extremely successful as a part of The Vaudevillains, and fans really couldn't wait for them to hit the main roster. The Vaudevillains have not been used all that much since getting called up to the main roster, and they honestly had a gimmick that did not translate well to WWE television.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that Gotch's personality may have gotten himself in trouble with the WWE, stemming back to a 2016 backstage fight with Sin Cara.

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