In a historic move marking the beginning of a new era for WWE on Tuesday, September 12, the company’s official merger with UFC became a reality. However, as WWE transitions into this bold chapter, two notable names, Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid, formerly known as The Grizzled Young Veterans in NXT, are notably absent from the journey. A recent report suggests that the duo has parted ways with the promotion, bringing their WWE tenure to a close.
Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid, who had been part of the WWE family since 2018, first made their mark as The Grizzled Young Veterans. They achieved acclaim by becoming the inaugural NXT UK Tag Team Champions in 2019 before transitioning to the States-based NXT in 2020. In 2022, they underwent a significant transformation as The Dyad when they joined Joe Gacy’s faction known as Schism.
Earlier this year, Fowler and Reid had expressed their desire for a release from WWE, a request that was denied at the time. It was widely reported that they would depart the company once their contracts reached their natural expiration. According to a recent update from Wrestling Observer Radio, their contracts with WWE have indeed come to an end, marking their exit from the global wrestling juggernaut.
The last WWE match featuring Fowler and Reid took place in August when they faced The Creed Brothers in a Steel Cage showdown. Following their departure from WWE, the duo is expected to return to the United Kingdom, leaving fans to reflect on their journey within the WWE landscape.
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Reflecting on Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid’s WWE Stint
Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid’s tenure within WWE has been a rollercoaster ride filled with triumphs and transformations. From their early days as The Grizzled Young Veterans in NXT UK to their rebranding as The Dyad in Joe Gacy’s Schism faction, the duo has made a notable impact on WWE’s tag team division.
What are your thoughts on Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid’s time with the global wrestling juggernaut? Share your opinions and memories in the comments section below as we bid farewell to these two talented performers.