Backstage Rumors on Reason For Bodhi Hayward, Other NXT Releases Yesterday

-- Bodhi Hayward was a surprise release from WWE's NXT brand yesterday, joining a handful of others who were significantly less featured. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez shared some insight into what may have led to Hayward's release, suggesting that he was a "handful" to deal with backstage and there is more to the story that isn't yet known.

"All I will say, because I don't know all of the details, but there was stuff going on. I guess the easiest way to describe it is apparently Bodhi was a handful. So it wasn't just 'well, let's get rid of this guy' or whatever. But I did hear from multiple people that it wasn't just 'we're gonna cut some folks, we're gonna cut this person who was right in the middle of a storyline.' There was more to Bodhi's story. That's really all I can say because I don't know what the more is. But you know, you got a bunch of guys and whatever and they're in Florida and there's a loop and god only knows what can happen."

-- Alvarez also clarified that the others that were revealed as also being released were presumably let go because they weren't showing the necessary improvements in the ring that WWE expected.