Simon Gotch Released From WWE

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- As noted, WWE announced today that they have come to terms on Simon Gotch's departure.

Gotch and English defeated Blake and Murphy at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn in August 2015 to win the tag team championship before losing the title seven months later to American Alpha.

At the WWE Draft last July, Gotch and English were drafted to SmackDown Live but quickly faded down the card to the role of enhancement talent. The Vaudevillains were an under utilized Tag Team in the WWE and did deserve a better run with the company.

Not long after their call-up, though, the Inquisitr had reported that some executives were having second thoughts about them being on the main roster. Both of them ended up being eliminated early on in a match that was eventually won by Mojo Rawley. Will the WWE repackage Aiden English as a singles competitor?

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Simon Gotch, real name John Smith, rose to prominence as one half of The Vaudevillains tag team.

No word at this time on why he asked for his release ... but the tag team hasn't been used much since being brought up to the main roster from NXT, where they had been regularly featured.

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.

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