All that was said was that Gotch was gone as of April 5, 2017, and they wished him the best "in all his future endeavors". He joined up with Aiden English to form 'The Vaudevillians' with inital success, winning the NXT Tag Team Titles at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. The Vaudevillains made their main roster debut on SmackDown in April 2016, and remained on the Tuesday night show after the brand split. Poor booking choices and the nearly extinct division on Smackdown Live hurt any potential the two had as a team in the WWE. They last appeared on SmackDown Live on February 7. Gotch came into his own as an olde-time strongman in one half of the NXT cult tag team favourites The Vaudevillains. The news also bring up the question of what direction WWE could possibly go with Gotch's tag team partner Aiden English. This stems in part from his (real life) brawl with Sin Cara a year ago, and it's been reported that "his personality rubbed a lot of people the wrong way".
The Vaudevillains are no more as the WWE has announced that Simon Gotch has been released.
Aiden English is still with the company, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that he's supposed to get a singles push now that the team has been broken up. The former NXT Tag Team Champions never really had much momentum on the main roster and have been rather lost in the shuffle on SmackDown Live.