Taylor Rust Still Baffled By His WWE NXT Release
Rust was let go in early August
Taylor Rust has admitted he still finds his WWE release "very baffling."
Known as Tyler Rust in WWE, the 34-year-old was only signed by WWE in December 2020 but he ended up being released by the company as part of "budget cuts" in early August 2021.
At the time, Rust had just been placed in a high-profile spot on NXT as one of the original members of the new Diamond Mine stable, but he found himself on the chopping block nonetheless.
Since his release, Rust has returned to Ring Of Honor at Death Before Dishonor and the former WWE Superstar called his release from Vince McMahon's company "very baffling" on the ROH Strong podcast.
"Not only did I get signed, but I got on TV right away. I got used very well the entire time I was there. They put me with Malcolm (Bivens), who's a tremendous mouthpiece. I love working with him so much. I got paired up with a solid group with Roderick Strong and Hideki [Suzuki], two amazing other wrestlers. They painted me in a very good light. I can't complain about a single thing while I was there, honestly. Just out of nowhere, all of a sudden, 'Hey, I know this is going great for you, but we need to let you go.' It's still very baffling to think about, but I don't dwell on those negative things. It's all about moving forward and handling those unknowns as best you can," Rust said.
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