During his time in WWE NXT, Bobby Fish found a great deal of success as part of the Undisputed Era, first winning the NXT Tag Team Championship on two separate occasions.
The pair’s partnership dates back to long before their time in WWE, however, and on one fateful night in San Antonio, TX, they were set to be part of a major ROH angle that would see future Undisputed Era leader Adam Cole tease joining the team before turning on Kyle O’Reilly before Fish made the save for his friend.
Speaking on Undisputed with Bobby Fish, former ROH World Champion Matt Taven recounted the tale of Fish taking edibles after his match that night, not realizing he had to participate in the main event angle.
“San Antonio, it was like 2015, we were doing an angle where it looked like Cole was going to join with reDRagon and leave us and we were teasing that. Earlier that day, we had a wrestler’s court. Wrestler’s court is always good for the locker room morale, it gets everyone hyped. Everyone is full of piss and vinegar. This show is going off without a hitch, everyone is having a great time.
“Bobby and Kyle go out and have a great match. You came back, everyone is like, ‘what are we doing tonight?’ Someone had edibles. Bobby is like, ‘I’ll take one.’ You eat an edible. I kind of don’t think about it. I come back over to Bobby and was like, ‘Bobby, did you eat that edible?’ ‘Yeah, why?’ He’s getting dressed, about to leave, I go, ‘You have to come out for the main event. You have to come out and run me off.’
“Bobby’s face, instantly, was like, ‘Oh, shit.’ He stopped getting dressed and there was this whole thing where we end up jumping Cole, it looks like he’s going to have Kyle’s back, no, Cole turns on Kyle, Kingdom jumps on Kyle, Bobby is supposed to come out, come running through the curtain, house of fire, jump on me, get me out of the ring.”
Matt Taven Helped Future WWE NXT Star Bobby Fish After Taking An Edible
Continuing, Matt Taven recalled that Bobby Fish wasn’t coherent enough to register what was going on in the main event segment, so he helped the future NXT Tag Team Champion and got him out of the arena.
“We’re on Kyle and I’m looking at the curtain because no one is coming. All of a sudden, I see Bobby come through the curtain like he just stepped into the wrong room. Looking around on the ramp, looking at the lights, I look at (Mike) Bennett like, ‘Oh shit, stay here with Kyle.’
“Bobby, finally, slowly walks to the ring as his tag team partner is getting beat up. It’s taking so long that I’m reaching toward Bobby to get him in the ring. Bobby gets in the ring, we’re playing patty cake a little, and I’m like, ‘Bobby, throw me out. Bobby, throw me out! Bobby, you have to get rid of me.’ Nothing is registering on his face to the point where, I just tackled you, we rolled through the ropes, and we lay on the outside to get us out of the situation.”