Former WWE NXT star Bodhi Hayward (Brady Booker) has admitted that he expected a main roster call-up prior to his release.
Hayward was one of five names reportedly let go by WWE on November 1. Speaking with PWMania, the former Chase U member noted that his release came as a complete shock to him, as he thought Chase U were preparing for the main roster.
“My first initial thought was, I was in shock. It was 100% out of the left field. I was upset too. I felt the relationships I had there that were being built were good. I was shocked, and it was a big blow to my confidence.
“I was thinking Chase U main roster, but I was shocked and hurt. It showed me that there is a lot more to this business that maybe I do have to learn about. In some way shape or form, you are always in control. I look at this as a great opportunity.
“I feel that I’m made for this. Physically, and mentally. The one thing I always wanted was to cut an in-ring promo. I love being in front of crowds. I never feel more comfortable than being in front of them. That’s what will make me successful in this business. I love the Brodies and they’re loving me back. I want to love everyone for who they are as well.”
One of the other names released, Sloane Jacobs, has also taken to social media to break her silence.
Over 20 names have finished up with WWE this year. Check out a list of every WWE departure of 2022 at this link.
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