WWE issued the following statement to Wrestleview.com on Friday, confirming wrestling media reports that NXT trainer Billy Gunn was released by the company on Friday:

“We can confirm that Billy Gunn is no longer with WWE.”

WWE declined to mention the reasoning behind Gunn’s release from the company as of this writing. Gunn had been working with NXT as a trainer since 2012, had a reunion run as the New Age Outlaws with Road Dogg as WWE Tag Team Champions in early 2014 and was a trainer on the most recent season of WWE Tough Enough on the USA Network.