“Shot on the chin,” Released LGBT Superstar opens up about his shocking WWE departure

Former NXT superstar Quincy Elliott reveals that he was ready for his release and was not shocked when it actually happened.


“Shot on the chin,” Released LGBT Superstar opens up about his shocking WWE departure

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Former NXT superstar Quincy Elliott was among the superstars who were recently released. He was among the list of superstars who were let go after the Endeavor deal came through with full effect. Despite being with the company for over two years, Elliott reveals that the release was not shocking for him.

While talking to PWMania.com, Elliott said:

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To be honest with you, I sat through so many releases, it wasn’t something that shocked me by any means. It’s not something that necessarily hurts. It hurt because it was a dream of mine, but in the moment I felt like let me make moves and become an even bigger star than I was when I was in the WWE. I took it more as a shot on the chin, and I’m not the one who just dwells on things.

The LGBTQ superstar also said that he is not one to sit and dwell on things and cry over them. With the world now open for him to try out new things, Elliott is going to try new things and do more than just wrestling. He also said that he is now free from all restrictions and rules. Elliott believes he can be whatever he wants to be.

A list of superstars was released last month when the Endeavor-WWE deal was finalized. In the merger, the biggest names to get released included WWE lifers like Dolph Ziggler and Shelton Benjamin as well.

WWE and AEW superstars who are a part of the LGBTQ community

In recent years, WWE has become more inclusive of people of all sexualities and genders. Therefore, it has made superstars more comfortable working for the company. Currently, there are numerous superstars on the WWE roster who have come out as members of the LGBTQ community.

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Superstars like Piper Niven and Toni Storm have publicly announced that they are bisexual. On the other hand, superstars like Sonya Deville, Tegan Nox, and Mercedes Martinez have also announced that they are gay. Therefore, this has encouraged fans to be more inclusive of all genders and people in general.

Until a few years ago, not a lot of superstars would talk about such topics. This would result in wrestlers who were full of talent not getting the spot that they deserved. A lot of wrestlers have revealed in the past that they were not given a chance or were discriminated against due to their sexuality or gender.

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