Former WWE Superstars Mustafa Ali and Dana Brooke, who moved to NXT before their recent releases, were reported by Fightful Select to have led many within the company feeling unhappy and frustrated.
In particular, the release of Ali was reported to be a source of frustration about the lack of communication between WWE and NXT, to the point where Shawn Michaels addressed the situation during the NXT No Mercy media call.
Michaels responded to questions about the releases that Ali’s departure changed plans for the Premium Live Event, which sees Dominik Mysterio defend the NXT North American Championship against Trick Williams after Ali was originally scheduled.
Michaels also confirmed that some plans have been changed in light of Brooke’s release, coinciding with a report that she was pushing to be more active in the ring, with NXT officials reportedly happy to have Brooke be a part of the brand again.
NXT No Mercy takes place this Saturday, September 30, airing on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network internationally.