Adam Atherton, who performed as Rudy Parker in WWE’s developmental promotion Florida Championship, apparently asked to be released from his contract earlier this month because he was denied a raise by organization officials and was therefore unable to afford to pay back his student loans.

UPDATE: Rudy Parker addressed these release rumors via his Facebook page: “Answering the question that seems to be on most people’s mind…I RESIGNED b/c the WWE didn’t give me the raise that i had been told about when i signed the contract. when i wasn’t making enough to pay back my student loans, i had no choice but to resign.”