Gulak received high praise on Twitter from WWE Hall of Famer Sean Waltman upon the news break, "Any promotion would be lucky to have Drew Gulak on their roster. I'm a big fan of that guy."
The 33-year-old's last WWE bout was a quarterfinal loss to Daniel Bryan in the Intercontinental Championship Tournament. That match took place on the most recent Friday Night SmackDown.
Gulak was notably working an angle with Bryan as his coach at the time of his release and even posted this video on Twitter seven hours before Satin's report:
Gulak, who began his professional wrestling career in 2005, joined WWE's main roster in 2016. He largely wrestled in the cruiserweight division and won the NXT cruiserweight title, which he held for 108 days in 2019.
Gulak took the title off Tony Nese after winning a triple threat match with him and Tozawa at Stomping Grounds. He lost it to Lio Rush on the Oct. 9 edition of NXT.