Former three-time NXT Tag Team Champion Bobby Fish made his AEW debut this past Wednesday (October 6), before it was announced that he had signed a contract with the promotion.
Fish was released from WWE back on August 6, after spending four years in NXT as part of the Undisputed Era group alongside fellow AEW star Adam Cole and NXT stars Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong.
Fish recently spoke on the All Real Wrestling podcast, where he spoke about the decision to have Roderick Strong join the group while Fish was out with an injury.
“I don’t think there’s anybody else in the company who could have joined the group (Undisputed ERA). Honestly, looking back, when they decided they wanted to give us a fourth, I don’t know if it was completely just a reaction to my ACL injury, or if there was a plan for that prior, I don’t know. The timing was literally right after I tore my ACL and we weren’t gonna say no but if our opinion was asked and they were to have said to us, ‘Hey, is there anybody in the company that you would –’ Roddy (Strong) would have been the unanimous choice so for them to launch — again, it’s another one of those serendipitous where it was like, ‘Please. Yes,’ and I think The Undisputed ERA had a little bit different look at that time with Roddy coming in and there was an adjustment for sure and then once I was healthy and could come back, there was another adjustment because they had such great chemistry between the three of them and then I was coming back into the fold and then it took a little bit of time for the chemistry of the four of us to work itself out but every facet and every turn, it just seemed to — it was like we couldn’t help but bat a thousand when the four of us were together.”
Fish recently made his AEW debut, losing to Sammy Guevara in a TNT Championship match. Fish will be back in action on next Friday’s episode of Rampage, when he takes on Bryan Danielson.
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