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NXT Superstars Aleksandar Jaksic, Deonna Purrazzo Released by WWE

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 15, 2020

Credit: WWE.com

In addition to trimming talent from its Raw and SmackDown rosters because of the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE is letting NXT personnel go as well.ย 

Deonna Purrazzo and Aleksandar Jaksic indicated on Twitter they had been released:

The Virtuosa @DeonnaPurrazzo

The people closest to me know this is something Iโ€™ve been struggling with wanting for the better part of the last year. Happy to say I gave this journey my best and MORE excited for the future! โค๏ธ

LONELY GOD @WWEAleksandar

Sometimes Life Does Not Seem Real. & No Matter How Hard You Work, It Sometimes Is Not Enough. ๐Ÿค MY WWE FAMILY ๐Ÿ’™ โ€žUntil one of our lights is forever extinguished, our dance will never end.โ€œ GOODBYE, @WWENXT.

WWE announced Wednesday it was planning to let some on-screen and backstage personnel go as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.ย The company has since confirmed the departures of numerous wrestlers, including Rusev, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and Lio Rush.

Purrazzo most recently competed on the April 6 edition of Raw, losing a squash match to a returning Nia Jax.

She participated in the second Mae Young Classic in 2018, reaching the quarterfinals and losing to eventual runner-up Io Shirai.

Jaksic has been working out of the WWE Performance Center and traveling with NXT but hadn't yet made his on-screen debut.

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