This past June, WWE released several 205 Live and NXT stars from their contracts due to budget cuts.
Those names were Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese, Fandango, Tyler Breeze, Ever-Rise (Arturo Ruas and Curt Stallion), Marina Shafir, Killian Dain, The Singh Brothers, and Tino Sabbatell.
NXT wrestlers only had 30-day non-compete clauses, which expired in August. However, for the likes of Nese, Fandango, Breeze, and Daivari, they had main roster deals, which meant they couldn’t sign anywhere for 90-days.
While their 90-day non-compete deals would technically expire on September 25th, Nese and Daivari mentioned on Twitter that they are now officially free agents.
There have been past reports of some released stars asking WWE if they can forego their non-compete clauses, which are anywhere ranging from the entire duration down to a few days before their scheduled non-competes end. It’s possible that is what happened with these released wrestlers.
Free agency begins now.
— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) September 23, 2021
Rocky Romero got fans speculating that Daivari could be heading to NJPW to work their Strong brand with this response to Daivari’s tweet:
👀 #njpwstrong ?? https://t.co/ZlWNX4lpeB
— ROCKY ROMERO🇵🇷 (@azucarRoc) September 23, 2021