Former WWE NXT referee Stephon Smith took to Twitter this week and issued a statement on his release from the company, which was handed down last Friday night along with a dozen NXT wrestlers.
Smith noted that he will be free from his non-compete clause on September 9, and is taking bookings via [email protected] He issued the following statement:
“I’ve had some time to reflect and I want to say I feel great and I’m in a positive mindset. I’ve doubled down on my time in the gym and I’m 100% ready to continue my path as a referee. I’d like to thank Triple H, Scott Armstrong, and everyone at NXT for being a pleasure to work with and for providing me with skills and opportunities that go beyond refereeing.”
Smith, a former wrestler, was signed to work as a referee in October 2019. He had worked full-time for the NXT brand. You can find him on Twitter at his new handle, @RefStephonSmith.
Stay tuned for more. You can see Smith’s full tweet below:
🗓 – September 9th, 2021
Looking forward to working with all of you.
Thanks for sharing. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/LOjN2QwAFp
— Stephon Smith (@RefStephonSmith) August 12, 2021