Formerly under the ring name of Bodhi Hayward in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Brady Booker spoke about his exit from the company and expressed his views on his future.
Booker made his debut on WWE Television as Hayward earlier this year in January. During a months-long stint, he would be featured in the Chase U faction with Andre Chase. However, WWE would end up releasing Booker, as well as several other NXT acts, on November 1.
Bodhi Hayward Says ‘Goodbye’ To WWE
Partaking in an interview with PWMania’s Scott Mitchell, Bodhi Hayward talked about what he was feeling when he found out he got released. He stated that he was shocked by the move, saying it came out of nowhere, thinking he was eventually going to go to the main roster with Chase U.
Bodhi Hayward would go on to say that he came to the realization that he still has a lot to learn about the industry, and says his his time ending in WWE is an opportunity.
“My first initial thought was, I was in shock. It was 100% out of the left field. I was upset too. I felt the relationships I had there that were being built were good. I was shocked, and it was a big blow to my confidence. I was thinking Chase U main roster, but I was shocked and hurt. It showed me that there is a lot more to this business that maybe I do have to learn about.
In some way shape or form, you are always in control. I look at this as a great opportunity. I feel that I’m made for this. Physically, and mentally. The one thing I always wanted was to cut an in-ring promo. I love being in front of crowds. I never feel more comfortable than being in front of them. That’s what will make me successful in this business. I love the Brodies and they’re loving me back. I want to love everyone for who they are as well.”