WWE have announced that Adam Rose has been released from his contract.
As confirmed by a short message on their website, the company granted Rose’s request to be let go.
Rose – real name Raymond Leppan – was already serving an indefinite suspension following his second Wellness Policy violation, followed shortly after by his arrest for domestic battery and tampering with a witness.
Rose signed for WWE in 2010 and was immediately stationed in Florida Championship Wrestling under the name Leo Kruger. When FCW rebranded itself as NXT in 2012, Leppan remained under the Kruger alias for two more years until he was taken off of NXT TV, in preparation for a major character adjustment.
He was reborn as the party-loving Adam Rose, and soon gained a cult following with the Full Sail University crowd. Inevitably, a call-up to the main roster came, and Rose made his Raw debut on May 5. Unfortunately, his character and popularity from NXT did not translate to the main roster. It didn’t take long before he disappeared from Raw, seeing his TV appearances – when they did come – limited to Superstars and Main Event. In June 2015, Rose’s character was tweaked from party-loving to party pooper, though the change in attitude did nothing for his career.
Starting out 2016, Rose found himself involved in a new stable, alongside other lower-card wrestlers Heath Slater, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas as the Social Outcasts. Their TV time inexplicably increased, though mainly in situations which resulted in them getting beaten down.
On April 16, WWE announced that Leppan had been suspended for 60 days following a second Wellness Policy violation, a suspension that was made indefinite three weeks later when news of his arrest came out.
Rose has yet to publicly comment on his departure.