Mike Kanellis Wrestles at NXT Live Event

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Mike Kanellis has not been seen in WWE since requesting his release from the company, but tonight he returned to the ring at an NXT live event.

Kanellis teamed with Tony Nese at a live event in Melbourne, Florida on Friday night.

Mike last appeared on WWE TV back in September. The following month he posted a statement on social media saying he had requested his release from the company, just months after he and his wife Maria Kanellis signed new five-year contracts.

“Working one day a week is just not going to cut it for me,” Kanellis said in October. “I came to WWE to work and that opportunity does not exist right now.”

No word at this time as to whether he’ll be featured in NXT going forward.