WWE was forced to take drastic measures to mitigate the dire effects of the global pandemic. In the last year and a half, an unprecedented situation has arisen, which has brought all sectors to their knees. The invention of the ThunderDome allowed the Stamford-based federation to continue its shows, but the empty arenas and subsequent crisis left no chance for Vince McMahon and his management.
To general dismay, the company released a slew of superstars and behind-the-scenes insiders. Athletes such as Braun Strowman, Aleister Black, Andrade, Mickie James, Bray Wyatt and many others had to pack their bags. Bronson Reed was also unexpectedly released by WWE on August 6, a piece of news that stunned all industry experts.
NXT's former North American champion seemed destined for a successful career but was overwhelmed by the policy of budget cuts. Speaking on the latest edition of 'Busted Open Radio', Reed revealed that he got a nice message from Shawn Michaels right after his firing.
Bronson Reed praises Shawn Michaels
“I got to speak to HBK right after my release from WWE. In fact, I was very surprised when I saw the message from him. He said to me: 'You have to show them that they made a serious mistake by letting you go.
He always continues to work' From what Shawn Michaels told me, he and Triple H didn't expect me to be fired either. We were already talking about some storylines for the future during the recording. The writers had plans for me until the end of the year, so it was a bolt from the blue for everyone," said Bronson Reed.
According to rumors, The Game and HBK had no idea who would be fired. All decisions were made by Vince McMahon and Executive Director Bruce Prichard. NXT superstars have a 30-day 'non-compete clause', but we're confident Bronson will have no problem finding a new home.
Bronson Reed went on to thank Triple H and Shawn Michaels, his NXT coaches, and everyone who shared a locker room as part of the black-and-gold brand. It seems like Reed is quite optimistic about his future, as he made it clear that he intends to keep proving that he's the best super heavyweight in the world.
"I am staying positive," said Reed. "And I do believe I am, bar none the best super heavyweight in the world. And I'll continue to prove that. So, as they say, one door closes, and another one opens, but for me, many doors are open. And now it's just about which one I want to walk through."
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