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Bronson Reed reveals which major WWE name texted him after release

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Former WWE Superstar Bronson Reed/Jonah Rock recently appeared on Sirius XM’s Busted Open Radio. The former NXT North American Champion discussed several topics during his time on the show, including the reveal of which WWE Hall of Famer and backstage name contacted him once he had been released earlier this year.

“I got to speak with Shawn [Michaels] right after my release. He actually texted me very shocked” Bronson Reed revealed. “He just said, ‘You have to show them it was a mistake. Keep working. Not something we saw coming.’

“I was speaking with him at the previous tapings about future storylines and where we were headed. In my mind, creative already had plans for me until the end of the year” Bronson Reed continued.

“I got to speak with him, I didn’t get to speak with Hunter, who was obviously big in my development. He’s obviously going through things. All the other producers and coaches did reach out, which was nice,” Reed added.

Bronson Reed on WWE release

Bronson Reed would also discuss the changes that were recently made on NXT programming. “We were told a few weeks prior that there was going to be a change. What it was going to be, we weren’t too sure.

“We were told the direction is that they are looking for younger talent. Myself, I only just had my birthday, I’m only 33. We were told they were looking for younger talent and athletes rather than Independent wrestlers.

“A bunch of main TV guys were brought into a room and given that discussion, but that was from Hunter and Shawn. They did seem taken aback that obviously, Vince is going to take more control over NXT. That’s all we were told. I didn’t think it’d be a whole overhaul of how the show looks and everything” Reed concluded.

credit to Fightful for the transcription

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