NXT General Manager William Regal and The Road Dogg have seemingly left WWE along with a number of other personnel, according to current reports.
The report about Regal comes from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, who also stated that The Road Dogg had left as well. This report was verified by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, who confirmed with the company that this is part of NXT 2.0’s evolution.
Other names released according to Johnson include Chris Guy, also known as Ace Steel, who worked as a coach, Dave Kapoor (also known as Ranjin Singh) who had previously managed The Great Khali and had been working with the brand, and Dave Katz who had been with NXT since 2015.
A further report from Sapp now claims that senior official Scott Armstrong has been let go by WWE.
William Regal had a short run with WWE in 1998 before entering rehab, but then re-signed with the company in September 2000 and was appointed Commissioner of the company. He went on to compete in his final match against Cesaro in November 2013, before transitioning in to a backstage role at the then black and gold brand.
The Englishman went on to pick up the on-screen General Manager role for the company as well as keeping his backstage position.
After hearing of the earlier release of The Road Dogg, Fightful managed to get a statement from WWE in regard to the releases.
WWE issued Fightful a statement saying “With the continued evolution of NXT 2.0, we’ve decided to part ways with some of the staff based in our Performance Center. We thank them for their many contributions throughout the years and wish them the best.
WWE issued Fightful a statement saying "With the continued evolution of NXT 2.0, we've decided to part ways with some of the staff based in our Performance Center. We thank them for their many contributions throughout the years and wish them the best."
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) January 5, 2022
Road Dogg had been a hugely popular member of D-Generation X and The New Age Outlaws, before transitioning to a role backstage with WWE as a writer, most recently as part of NXT.
With the rafts of releases throughout 2020 and 2021, we will keep you updated as any more names being let go emerge.