It is being reported by Fightful Select that there was talk of having both Arturo Ruas and Marina Shafir join the Diamond Mine stable. It was said that Ruas “was informed a few days ahead of time that plans had changed for him” and there had apparently been talk of having Shafir be the “female enforcer” of the group at a later date.
It was also noted that there were plans to debut the faction sooner but things were delayed to make sure the group could “take center stage on an episode of NXT.”
Ruas and Shafir ended up being released and they commented on their WWE departures…
It’s a cold world. Good thing I was born in Moldova. Thank you to everyone who reached out and thank you for the opportunity @WWENXT. I will continue to be the hardest worker in the motherfucking room, but now i need to be keen. I’m not done.
— Marina Shafir (@MarinaShafir) June 26, 2021
First of all I want to thank all my friends and fans for all the kind words and support!! Means a lot to me! Also want to thank @WWE for all this years where I had the opportunity to meet great people and learn from the best!
Can’t wait for what’s coming next!!
See you soon!!
— Arturo Ruas (@arturoruaswwe) June 26, 2021