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So far in 2021 fans have seen over 80 Superstars get released from WWE, as well as numerous employees, and now it seems that another name is on his way out the door as former WWE Tag Team Champion Scotty 2 Hotty recently took to social media to announce that he’s requested his release.

Scotty 2 Hotty has been working as a producer and coach in NXT since 2016, and in his statement he noted that he promised himself that he would walk away from the job if he was doing it solely for the paycheck. Scotty 2 Hotty posted the following statement on Instagram:

“Today, I have asked for my release from World Wrestling Entertainment. 30 years ago I stepped into a WWE ring for the very first time. I have lived my dream 100 times over. Some of my most special memories will always be from the last five years working with NXT.

The black and gold brand was something special and I am proud to have been a small part of that. I always promised myself that I would never be part of something solely for the paycheck and that was where I was at. I told myself that I would walk away if I ever got to that point, so that is what I have chosen to do.

Coaching and producing the stars of NXT will always be a highlight of my life. I love you all more than you will ever know. 🙏🏼”

Stay tuned for updates.