There was some speculation last summer that Simon Gotch, or possibly both of The Vaudevillains would be released after Gotch got into a fight with Sin Cara backstage, but WWE didn't release either Gotch or Aiden English. Upon making their debuts, they were a heel team and picked up a win over the Lucha Dragons in their first ever match. The Vaudevillains were an under utilized Tag Team in the WWE and did deserve a better run with the company.
SmackDown Live's tag team division just got a little smaller.
Not long after their call-up, though, the Inquisitr had reported that some executives were having second thoughts about them being on the main roster. A few weeks later, they fell in a fatal 4-way tag team bout at Money in the Bank. It appears the SmackDown Superstar requested the release.
They were added to SmackDown Live during the draft a year ago, and both Gotch and English competed in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania this past Sunday. This stems in part from his (real life) brawl with Sin Cara past year, and it's been reported that "his personality rubbed a lot of people the wrong way".
With Gotch now out of the picture, English may be in line for a singles push.
Simon Gotch, real name John Smith, rose to prominence as one half of The Vaudevillains tag team.