Derrick Bateman & Briley Pierce have been released from WWE. Bateman, who competed on NXT and more recently starred in a number of vignettes as The USA Guy, responded on his Twitter account:
— Derrick Bateman (@DerrickWWE) May 17, 2013
Pierce, the younger brother of World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler, spent time in WWE's developmental territories, more recently working as an interviewer on NXT. Pierce had the following to say on Twitter:
I guarantee that was the funniest and most entertaining "You're released" phone call in WWE history. Bye, everybody!
— Briley Pierce (@HotYoungBriley) May 17, 2013
Ziggler weighed in on the release as well:
— Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) May 17, 2013