Simon Gotch of the Vaudevillains Released from WWE Contract

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 5, 2017

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WWE announced Wednesday that it came to mutual terms on the release of Simon Gotch.

Gotch made up half of the Vaudevillains with Aiden English on SmackDown Live.

The 34-year-old Gotch competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday but was quickly eliminated.

The Vaudevillains won the NXT Tag Team Championship during their time in NXT, and they made an instant impact upon getting called up to the main roster in April of last year.

After losing a tournament to become No. 1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship, however, they lost to the New Day and faded into the background.

Gotch and English were drafted to SmackDown and struggled to make headway despite a lack of top tag teams on the brand.

With Gotch now out of the picture, English may be in line for a singles push.

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