WWE NXT Talent Released

Mike Johnson at is reporting that WWE has parted ways with Solomon Crowe.

Also known as Sami Callihan on the independent scene, Crowe signed a WWE developmental deal in 2013.  Crowe is 28 years old, and created a following for himself through Evolve, CZW, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, among other promotions.   Given his popularity on the independent circuit, Callihan should have no issue getting bookings should he decide to return to independent wrestling.

Word is that he requested his release from the company.  All material that pertains to Crowe has been removed from the WWE website.


EVOLVE Wrestling Releases Statement Regarding Their Relationship with WWE, EVOLVE Talents Featured on WWE Website

There have been many questions circulating of late regarding the relationship between EVOLVE Wrestling and WWE.  Today, EVOLVE issued a press release to help clarify the relationship between the two promotions.  To summarize, a working relationship exists, but has no clear direction at this point.  The statement reads in part as follows:

“You have supported us and you deserve an answers. You want to know what’s going on with WWE and The WWN Family. This is the absolute truth. There are no answers. Yes, there is obviously a growing relationship. What direction it will take is unknown.”

“There are rumors and speculation, but this relationship changes and develops almost weekly. This is a road that has never been traveled before. There is no precedent. We don’t know what to expect nor what is possible. All this means is that anything can happen. There are infinite possibilities. The only sure thing is that this will be a wild, unpredictable and thrilling ride. We will all find out where this road goes together. There is no telling what will happen next.”

The Bull Says:  It’s fair to assume that Gabe Sapolsky wrote this release, even though it’s not clear.  I would say that this is a fair assessment of the situation at hand though, and enough to satisfy fans who are clamoring for answers of some sort to the question.

As was published earlier this week, NXT standout Sami Zayn will be appearing at the Evolve events this weekend in New York.  He will not be appearing on the iPPV nor will he be wrestling.  Today, WWE released a feature on their website that featured additional talents from Evolve.  Timothy Thatcher, Johnny Gargano, Tracy Williams, Anthony Nese, and Zack Sabre Jr. are the featured talents.  They ask if these five could be future breakout stars in NXT. You can see that feature piece at this link.

The Bull Says:  If this isn’t a clear sign of a working relationship, then I’m not sure what is.  It will be interesting to see what waves this causes through the rest of the independent scene of pro wrestling.


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