WWE is reportedly ready to reload their main roster after their recent big-name releases from the company, with reports stating that WWE officials have been recruiting at the Performance Center.
Fightful Select first reported the story suggesting that several call-ups from NXT to the main roster are imminent. The report also says that some high-ranking company officials had attended PC Live matches with PC Live being in-house events that give the talent a chance to compete in the ring. Executive Director Bruce Prichard along with Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis were two of the officials named as attending the event. They were reportedly joined by Senior Director of Talent Development Canyon Ceman alongside producer Jamie Noble and the Performance Center’s Head Trainer, Matt Bloom.
News broke on the 2nd of June that six names had been released by WWE. Former WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Lana, Santana Garrett, Ruby Riott, and Buddy Murphy were announced as all leaving the company. The reason behind their release was reportedly explained in a text message sent out by Laurinaitis to the rest of the WWE roster.
These cuts come less than two months after the last round of releases from the main roster. Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, and Mickie James were among the names released on the 15th of April. In May NXT lost some of its developmental talent as well as controversial referee Drake Wuertz and former NXT North American Champion, Velveteen Dream.
WWE has had a bulk call-up of talent from NXT to its main roster in the past. In early 2019 Aleister Black, Ricochet, Tomasso Ciampa, and Johnny Gargano all made their Raw debuts on the same night. Black and Ricochet formed a tag team and #DIY were briefly reunited despite their tumultuous relationship on the black and gold brand. Gargano and Ciampa soon returned to NXT after Ciampa was forced to undergo neck surgery.