Former NXT star JONAH has given his thoughts on his release from WWE and why it might have happened because he was a “Triple H guy.”
JONAH recently finished the G1 Climax tournament in New Japan Pro Wrestling in second place in Block A, behind eventual winner, Kazuchika Okada. WWE fans will know the star better as Bronson Reed, a former stalwart of NXT who captured the North American Championship on the then-black and gold brand.
The New Japan Pro Wrestling star was released from his WWE contract before he could make his mark on the company’s main roster in August 2021.
Speaking to NBC Sports Boston, JONAH has discussed the possibility that he was released because he had a stamp of approval from Triple H – at a time when The Game’s influence was being somewhat marginalised in the company:
“That could be a reason why, which sort of sucks because Hunter has such a great mind for wrestling and he’s done so much for that company, for WWE. He was so instrumental to all the guys at NXT when it was the black and gold brand in helping them … reaching their potential. He was very hands-on with the talent, and I had no bad words to say about Hunter or my time at NXT.”
“But it did seem like that shift is a reason why a lot of us did get released. You see a lot of guys that Hunter did put his faith into like myself or Keith Lee or Karrion Kross, these guys that he made into champions all of a sudden be released.”
Muck like Karrion Kross, recent reports suggest that with Triple H now running the show in WWE, JONAH could be set for a return.