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WWE Moves Main Roster Star To NXT

Mike Kanellis to NXT


WWE has sent one main roster star to NXT and that’s Mike Kanellis. 

WWE held an NXT house show on Friday in Melbourne, FL at the Melbourne Auditorium where he teamed up with Tony Nese to defeat Mohamed Fahim and Nick Ogarelli in a tag team match. 

Main Roster Star To NXT

As a result, Kanellis worked a match since September 24th where he lost to Chad Gable in seconds at a SmackDown TV event. It appears that Mike will be in NXT going forward. 

Back in October, he requested his release from WWE and took to social media to share the news with fans. Obviously, WWE didn’t grant him the release. 

This comes after Mike and his wife, Maria, had signed new WWE contracts that would’ve seen them be with the company for the next five years. In the statement, he confirmed that he signed a new deal back in June. 

Results From WWE Live Event in Lafayette, LA

  • Jaxson Ryker defeated Cal Bloom
  • Catalina defeated Marina Shafir
  • Cameron Grimes defeated Babatunde Aiyegbusi
  • Mike Kanellis and Tony Nese defeated Mohamed Fahim and Nick Ogarelli. 
  • Austin Theory defeated Dorian Mak
  • Chelsea Green defeated Kayden Carter
  • Shane Thorne defeated Daniel Vidot
  • Kacy Catanzaro defeated Vanessa Borne. This was Kacy’s return to singles action
  • Keith Lee defeated Kona Reeves. 

Mike Kanellis On If The Pregnancy Storyline With Maria Kanellis Led To His Release Request


  1. It’s his own fault he wasn’t. Kanellis insisted they have him go straight to the main roster because he thought he was a bigger name than he really is

  2. That’s were he should have started him off to begin with. Also not given him his wife’s last name. That made him look like a punk.


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