In the latest Wrestling Observer newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that before he was let go by WWE, Simon Gotch was involved in an incident at catering before the 4/4 Smackdown Live show in Orlando. Gotch accidentally tipped a chair over and he got upset about it. Apparently, it was bad enough that it caused a scene. There’s no word on if that is what led to his release.
Gotch had rubbed some people the wrong way because of perceived attitude issues and the fight with Sin Cara last year did not do him any favors. Given that Aiden English was pinned in their match against American Alpha, that would indicate that the decision to let him go was not something the company had planned in advance, otherwise, they would have had Gotch do the job.
English is back as a singles wrestler and he is doing the singing gimmick that he was doing in NXT.