Triple H and Shawn Michaels Not Fans of Vince McMahon Having More Control of WWE NXT

Published 09/26/2021, 10:24 AM EDT


Bronson Reed is one of those former WWE NXT stars who got released from WWE this year. Everyone thought that he’d make it to the big stage soon. But that didn’t turn out to be true. This came as a big surprise when the former NXT North American Champion was released back in August.

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After his release, we saw Reed appearing on the Busted Open Radio, where he opened up about the message Shawn Michaels shared with him after his release. He revealed that Shawn Michaels told him to work hard and make WWE realize they made a mistake by releasing him.

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Reed said (h/t: Fightful), “I got to speak with Shawn right after my release. He actually texted me. Very shocked. 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. 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.”

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Bronson Reed opens up about NXT 2.0

Later on, Reed spoke about the change from NXT to NXT 2.0. Recently, NXT underwent a change, looking to recalibrate their focus, which according to Reed, meant WWE was looking for young talents instead of independent wrestlers.

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Reed said,” 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.”

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It remains to be seen whether Bronson Reed can prove WWE wrong and make a comeback.

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Shouvik Nath

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