Simon Gotch Released By WWE

Simon Gotch

"WWE wishes Gotch the best in all his future endeavors".

Gotch was signed to a developmental contract back in 2013. The pair reigned as NXT Tag Team Champions, defeating Blake and Murphy for the belts at TakeOver: Brooklyn before losing them to The Revival.

At the WWE Draft last July, Gotch and English were drafted to SmackDown Live but quickly faded down the card to the role of enhancement talent. Upon making their debuts, they were a heel team and picked up a win over the Lucha Dragons in their first ever match. Poor booking choices and the nearly extinct division on Smackdown Live hurt any potential the two had as a team in the WWE. Soon after, The Vaudevillains feuded with The New Day for the WWE Tag Team Championships. From here, they continued to be buried and have done nothing since. No word yet on what will happen to Aiden English of The Vaudevillains but Gotch is already taking indie bookings.

In regards to Gotch, it's being reported that his personality rubbed a lot of people the wrong way backstage.




Simon Gotch, real name John Smith, rose to prominence as one half of The Vaudevillains tag team.

Simon Gotch is gone from WWE.

Aiden English is still with the company, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that he's supposed to get a singles push now that the team has been broken up.

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