Alex Shelley has recalled the time he spent in NXT last year, and offered some very interesting insight into what the system is like.
Shelley worked a total of three matches alongside Kushida as the Time Splitters tag team in January 2020, two of them at NXT house shows, and the other in the first round of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic in a loss to the Grizzled Young Veterans.
As a veteran of pro-wrestling, Alex Shelley had nothing but good things to say about NXT and how it treated its talent. Speaking with Fightful, he said:
“I loved it. I’d rather not discuss whether or not we were going to go forward with this because it just really doesn’t matter in the long run, right? I really liked it. I loved it. They treated their athletes so well, right? They treat their wrestlers like pro athletes. I’ve never seen anything like it and I’ve been in wrestling almost 20 years, which is crazy to say. The amount of care they put into this is just paramount.
“They really, really tried to take care of these people’s health and that’s something I had never been witness to and I hope it’s a change going forward. I loved teaming with Kushida. I loved the Time Splitters with all my heart. I think things might have been different though, had the pandemic not happened.”
Most recently, Shelley beat Jonathan Gresham at PWG Threemendous IV to earn a shot at Bandido’s PWG World Championship, and he’s also been announced for the MLW Opera Cup which starts on October 2, when he faces TJP.
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