Leon Ruff (Dartanyon Ruffin) took to Twitter to comment on his release from WWE. Ruff first signed with WWE last October. He is engaged to WWE referee Aja Smith.
Ruff’s last WWE appearance was on last night’s taped episode of 205 Live, defeating Grayson Walker. His last match on NXT was the May 11 show where he lost to Pete Dunne. Ruff is a former NXT North American Champion.
Ruff was one of 13 NXT talents released last night.
I was able to compete against and earn respect from wreslters I looked up to.
Make an impact in/and inspire the wwe universe.
And everyday I got to go to work with my best friend
Thank you all for the love -Leon pic.twitter.com/IDGy7u5SpS
— LEONRUFF (@LEONRUFF_) August 7, 2021
NXT Superstar calls releases a “Bummer”
NXT Superstar Kyle O’Reilly took to Twitter to comment on the 13 releases WWE did last night, calling the releases a “Bummer.”
Kyle’s long time tag team partner Bobby Fish was among those released. Fish was also a member of Undisputed ERA with O’Reilly. Both men were the tag team rEDragon in Ring of Honor and held the ROH Tag Team Championships for 322 days, the second longest in the company’s history.
The word of the day is “Bummer”.
It was a bummer to see my friends lose their jobs but I take solace in knowing they will all end up OK and doing great things. Still though, major bummer.
— Kyle O'Reilly (@KORcombat) August 7, 2021