Jonah Rock (Bronson Reed) has discussed scrapped plans for his NXT North American Championship reign. following his WWE release.
Speaking with Sportskeeda Wrestling, Reed explained that he won the title with the expectation of being a strong champion that defended the gold all the way to the end of 2021.
Pointing out that plans change, Reed said:
“The way that big companies, especially WWE work, is that some people get told what their future might hold and where the story might be going further down the track. I was given that by Hunter himself, and I worked closely with Shawn Michaels as well. I sort of tracked out that I was going to be North American Champion, be that strong North American Champion that defends his belt all the way to the end of the year, and then eventually face off with the NXT Champion.
“That was the story that was going to happen, but then obviously with WWE, things change on a week to week basis. I believe those things when they happen. Even when they told me I was becoming the North American Champion, I was like, ‘Ok, I’ll wait until it actually happens before I get happy.’ I didn’t expect to be released amongst all that.”
Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott of Hit Row defeated Reed for the North American Championship on the July 29 edition of NXT. Reed was released by WWE on August 6.
On Friday’s edition of SmackDown, the entire Hit Row stable was drafted to the Blue Brand. Scott, Ashante ‘Thee’ Adonis, Top Dolla, and B-FAB have since commented on their WWE main roster call-up.
Transcription via WrestlingNews.co.