The reason that Daivari asked for his release was because he was not getting booked enough after making several suggestions to the WWE creative team on ways to utilize his character. Daivari constantly pitching storyline suggestions to Brian Gewirtz (who was a big supporter of Daivari) and other creative team members ended up working against him. Things have been very stressful as of late for the creative team and the last thing that they want is a prelim wrestler adding stress. Daivari’s contract with WWE was up in February and while they were talking a new deal, he ultimately made the decision not to sign it. He asked for his release and it was granted.