Top Dolla of Hit Row has revealed that WWE Hall of Famer Edge is a big fan of the group.
On night one of the 2021 WWE Draft Hit Row were drafted from NXT to SmackDown. The group consisting on Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Top Dolla, Ashante “Thee” Adonis and B-Fab came together back in May. In the months that followed the group earned plaudits for their appearances on the black and gold brand before being called up to the main roster.
Speaking on the Jobbing Out podcast, Top Dolla reflected on the group’s rise, revealing that Edge was also a big fan.
“We’re [Hit Row] changing the game. That’s the thing that I’m most excited about is because like, when I come back through the curtain and Edge tells me, ‘This is what we need. This is 2021. This is today’s wrestling. This is what we need.’ To hear Edge say that to me about an idea that I came up with three years ago before I was even here, and to see it go all the way through to fruition and then not only did it work for me, but it worked for my boy Tehuti [Ashante Thee Adonis], it worked for my girl Bri [B-FAB], it worked for my man Swerve. All four of us are able to eat off of this.
We went from four people that didn’t have anything going for ‘em in NXT. Like even Swerve was on TV but he wasn’t in major storylines and he wasn’t winning any big matches. He’ll tell you that himself. So like, we went from four people that there wasn’t really anything for us in NXT to five months later, the hottest act in wrestling and now we’re on SmackDown on FOX. I could not be more grateful of the opportunities I’ve been given.”
After Hit Row were called up to the main roster a new report claimed that those within NXT were unware that the group would be leaving the brand.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer notes that the decision to move Hit Row was taken days in advance. Although those within NXT were seemingly unaware of that the faction would be leaving the show.
The report also said that some within WWE had pegged another recent call-up Ridge Holland as a potential World Champion.
H/t to Post Wrestling for the transcription.