Pro Wrestling Sheet has confirmed NXT trainee Leo Gao was released from his contract today and an injury he suffered over the summer may have played a part.
Gao was informed of his release today and tweeted afterward, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never konw [sic] what you’re going to get. So should be keep smile!”
Although he never appeared on TV, Leo was a favorite amongst everyone at the WWE Performance Center after he was hired following a tryout in China. WWE.com even ran an article listing reasons as to why he might become your favorite recruit.
Our sources tell us Leo injured his neck during training back in August and, even though he was recently cleared for limited action, it was a very serious injury.
In case you missed it, Sawyer Fulton was also released today.
Here’s video of Leo in better times, impersonating Stone Cold at the PC.