WWE has released Sawyer Fulton, whose real name is Jacob Southwick. Fulton had signed with WWE in September of 2012. He joined Sanity in September of 2016, however was forced to leave the group that December after suffering an injury.
“This has been an absolutely amazing time in WWE,” Fulton wrote on Twitter. “After my injury I worked as hard as possible to come back, and it just happened to not work out. However, I’m not ashamed of being released by any means, I held nothing back and at the end of the day I’m happy to leave with my head held high.”
Fulton had returned to action this past May, however was never used on television. Fulton thanked NXT and said that they would see each other again in the future.
“Honestly I can not wait to start down this new path, and travel, and wrestle in front of new crowds,” Fulton wrote. “WWE, NXT thank you for everything you have done for me, and we will see each other again soon. And for all my brothers in the back, I’m sure we will make another town together in the future. I love You all. See you soon!”
You can check out Fulton’s full statement below:
A new path is beginning to unfold and I’m excited to walk it!
Time to move forward to the same goal! pic.twitter.com/locZPJZTzR
? FULTON (@SFulton_WWE) November 3, 2017
Kevin V and Charles Maynard contributed to this article.