As noted, WWE released five developmental talents from NXT this past week - Dani Jackson, Sam "Travis Tyler" Udell, Shaun "Slate Randall" Ricker, Jody "Garrett Dylan" Kristofferson and William "Mac Miles" McNamee.

Ricker noted that he's now taking bookings through [email protected] and is appearing in a new YouTube series that debuts this month. The trailer for "Nightenger!" is above.

Tyler tweeted the following about his release: "I was probably the first guy to get fired while wearing a pink fanny pack in some time. I learned a lot and am thankful for the experience."

Kristofferson also commented on his departure: "Looks like I couldn't cut it... It hurts,but I have no one to blame. Thanks #NXT, It was a dream lifestyle. Loved it."

The night before at the NXT tapings, Dani tweeted about how she was "#LivingTheDream" and later tweeted the following after her release was revealed: "It's always about being optimistic!!!"

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