The former Dexter Lumis appears to be in incredible shape as he prepares to begin his post-WWE career.
Dexter Lumis was one of ten NXT talents released from WWE on April 29th alongside regular NXT television performers Persia Pirotta and Dakota Kai. After it became public knowledge that he had been released, he reclaimed his name of Samuel Shaw and posted a video on social media that showed him painting a portrait of Vince McMahon as he provided his booking information.
In a fresh update on social media, the 38-year-old former NXT star has shown off his incredible physique after his WWE non-compete clause expired.
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— Hatchet (@SshawOfficial) May 29, 2022
Dexter Lumis had been a high-profile part of NXT towards the end of 2021 when he was married on-screen to Indi Hartwell. Lumis competed in his last match on the brand on the 19th of April where he and Duke Hudson unsuccessfully challenged Pretty Deadly for the NXT Tag Team Championship.
In recent weeks it has been announced that the star will be Atomic Revolutionary Wrestling’s Born in Blood event in Melbourne, FL on June 24th.
Another star released at the same time as Lumis was Malcom Bivens who is known outside of WWE as Stokely Hathaway.
At Double or Nothing on May 29th, Hathaway made his AEW debut during the TBS Championship match between Jade Cargill and Anna Jay. As the match came to a conclusion, Hathaway appeared at ringside with his distraction proving to be enough to help Cargill grab the win.
As Cargill and her entourage celebrated after the match, they were interrupted by another former WWE star, Athena, who was previously known as Ember Moon.