Another NXT UK Star Released By WWE

22 NXT UK talents have departed WWE since yesterday.

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Hot on the heels of WWE releasing 21 NXT UK talents, that number has now seemingly been increased to 22.

As picked up on by PWInsider, Sam Gradwell is another who has had their official WWE.com profile moved to the Alumni section.

Gradwell was one of the 16 participants in the January 2017 tournament to crown the first ever WWE United Kingdom Champion. There, the Blackpool native toppled Saxon Huxley in the opening road, before then losing to Pete Dunne at the quarter-finals stage. The 31-year-old subsequently worked several WWE UK shows and specials before signing with NXT UK in July 2018 shortly after the brand's launch.

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In total, that now means the following 22 NXT UK talents have departed WWE since yesterday:

- Amale

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- Mark Andrews

- Xia Brookside

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- Eddie Dennis

- Saxton Huxley

- Sam Gradwell

- Amir Jordan

- Dani Luna

- Dave Mastiff

- Emilia McKenzie

- Primate

- Nina Samuels

- Sha Samuels

- Sid Scala

- Trent Seven

- Ashton Smith

- Jack Starz

- T-Bone

- Teoman

- Flash Morgan Webster

- Wild Boar

- Kenny Williams

At present, the official NXT UK roster page features A-Kid (who is nowadays in main NXT as Axiom), Aleah James, Andy Shepherd, Aoife Valkyrie, Blair Davenport, Charlie Dempsey, Ilja Dragunov, Isla Dawn, Jinny, Joe Coffey, Johnny Saint, Joseph Conners, Mark Coffey, NXT UK Women's Champion Meiko Satomura, Nigel McGuinness, NXT UK Heritage Cup holder Noam Dar, Oliver Carter, Rampage Brown, Rohan Raja, Stevie Turner, NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate, and Wolfgang.

The news of these releases comes on the back of yesterday's announcement that NXT UK would be going on a "brief hiatus" following the 4 September Worlds Collide special. After that, the brand will be relaunched as NXT Europe in 2023.

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