WWE Suddenly Releases 'SmackDown Live' Star Out Of Nowhere

Tomas Mccoy
April 7, 2017

Poor booking choices and the nearly extinct division on Smackdown Live hurt any potential the two had as a team in the WWE.

Gotch signed a developmental deal with WWE back in 2013, and in 2014, he and English would team up to form The Vaudevillains.

WWE released a statement saying, "WWE has come to terms on a mutually agreed upon release with Simon Gotch as of today, April 5, 2017". It appears the SmackDown Superstar requested the release. "WWE wishes Gotch the best in all his future endeavors".

The Vaudevillains are no more as the WWE has announced that Simon Gotch has been released.


Fellow Vaudevillain Aiden English remains on the roster, and no other names joined to make it the usual post-WrestleMania "spring cleaning". This ends Gotch's four-year tenure with the company.

With Gotch now out of the picture, English may be in line for a singles push. They were initially given a solid debut, where they participated in a Tag Team Tournament that saw them in a feud with Enzo & Cass.

Additionally-and take it with a grain of salt-somebody with apparent inside knowledge on Reddit has suggested that Gotch was considered an unsafe worker, putting his fellow WWE stars at risk in the ring. The former NXT Tag Team Champions never really had much momentum on the main roster and have been rather lost in the shuffle on SmackDown Live.

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