Simon Gotch Has Officially Been Released From WWE

Simon Gotch Has Officially Been Released From WWE

The company just posted that they have come to terms with Gotch on his release as of today. "WWE wishes Gotch the best in all his future endeavors". There was some speculation last summer that Simon Gotch, or possibly both of The Vaudevillains would be released after Gotch got into a fight with Sin Cara backstage, but WWE didn't release either Gotch or Aiden English.

In the team, Gotch rose to be a tag-team champion in the WWE's developmental league, NXT. The Vaudevillains made their main roster debut on SmackDown in April 2016, and remained on the Tuesday night show after the brand split.

After losing a tournament to become No. 1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship, however, they lost to the New Day and faded into the background. A few weeks later, they fell in a fatal 4-way tag team bout at Money in the Bank. Poor booking choices and the nearly extinct division on Smackdown Live hurt any potential the two had as a team in the WWE. It appears the SmackDown Superstar requested the release.

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The name of Gotch's character was an homage to late wrestling pioneers Frank and Karl Gotch, and everything from his in-ring attire, move set and curly mustache was a nod to the earliest days of the sport. From here, they continued to be buried and have done nothing since.

Gotch wrestled last night during a dark match with his partner Aiden English. Will the WWE repackage Aiden English as a singles competitor?

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