Simon Gotch Released, Justin Roberts Exposes JBL, Graves Eats His Words

Simon Gotch released

Tag Team Star Released

Simon Gotch of the Vaudevillains was released from WWE today. The company gave their typical statement:

“WWE has come to terms on a mutually agreed upon release with Simon Gotch as of today, April 5, 2017. WWE wishes Gotch the best in all his future endeavors.”

Gotch has been under contract since 2013 and at times was not well liked backstage. Last Summer he lost a backstage fight with Sin Cara and it’s believed he had numerous run-ins with other talent over the years.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens to his tag partner Aiden English.

Justin Roberts On JBL’s Bullying

Former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts discussed JBL’s backstage bullying in a Reddit AMA to promote his new book Best Seat in the House: Your Backstage Pass through My WWE Journey.

“He terrorized guys,” explained Roberts. “He terrorized me, and a lot of guys. He’d make life hell for a lot of guys. He chewed Miz and Morrison out after they won the titles for not celebrating enough.”

He was eventually let go back then, and when he came back he was a lot better, but he was mostly only showing up for TV. Even now, it comes across on commentary with how he is with Byron.

He was like the leader, and he pretty much had a cabinet, just like on TV. They followed him and did what he asked. It was him vs. ‘the new guys’

He had taken my passport out of my bag, and the next tour I guarded it with my life. On the flight back, Orlando Jordan told me he would watch my back and I should go to the gift shop. I didn’t take his advice.

I also remember being told I had to bring beer to the guys on the plane, but I got out of that, luckily.

It’s widely believed that part of the reason Mauro Ranallo is taking time off is because of bullying from JBL.

Corey Graves Talks Shane vs AJ

Prior to WrestleMania Corey Graves said Shane McMahon vs AJ Styles ‘did nothing’ for him on Bring It To The Table, but he soon changed his tune after witnessing the WrestleMania match: