Harland, Persia Pirotta & Others Released By WWE
WWE NXT releases continue with Harland and Persia Pirotta.
Following the releases of Dakota Kai and Malcolm Bivens, WWE have released more NXT talents.
According to Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp WWE have also let go Harland (Parker Boudreaux) and Persia Pirotta (Stephanie De Landre).
Harland signed with WWE in early 2021 to much anticipation, with him being compared to a young Brock Lesnar while Boudreaux was an offensive guard at the University of Central Florida. He made his WWE debut in October of 2021 as Joe Gacy's muscle and had remained in that role on the developmental brand.
Pirotta joined WWE in March 2021 and debuted as Indi Hartwell's friend a few months later. They quickly formed a tag team, twice unsuccessfully challenging for the NXT Women's Tag Team Titles, but they broke up in early 2022, with Pirotta aligning with Duke Hudson on NXT instead.
Several other talents have also been released, according to Sapp, including Dexter Lumis, Raelyn Divine, Mila Malani, Draco Anthony, Sanjana George, and Blair Baldwin.
In an internal email, Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis cited budget cuts as the reason for the releases, Fightful Select reported.