Shane Strickland (fka Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott) has commented on his time in WWE, happy with what he accomplished before his release.
Strickland was let go by WWE in November, along with the rest of Hit Row. The NXT North American Champion’s departure from the company came as a surprise to many, as the star had only just debuted on the WWE main roster in October.
Speaking on his Swerve City Podcast, Strickland admitted that he was initially upset about his release, before he reflected on what he has achieved since first signing with WWE in 2019.
Prepared to take any opportunity that comes his way, Strickland said:
You know, on my behalf, personal, at first, when the (WWE) release happened, I was upset. It was more of an embarrassment to my family because I felt like — I was like I let them down because I talked up so much about how everything was gonna be okay. ‘Everything’s going to be — I’m going to exceed the expectation. We’re doing something that’s never been done,’ yada, yada, yada and it felt like, it was like no, it’s being thrown back in my face but, I looked around — it took me a couple of days, two days. I looked around and got on the phone with my mans (Teasy Scott), talked to my peoples and we talked about all the possibilities that are out there right now.
“We had a long convo. Spoke with the lady, spoke with — still trying to tiptoe back into the family. I’m getting better at it but once again, I look around, I’m appreciative of all that I’ve accomplished, everything that I’ve done in the WWE, I’m proud of. I was able to — I learned to rap three years ago from this man right here (Teasy). I learned to rap from this man three years ago, and then I was able to do it on the USA Network live with my friends in the audience watching. I was able to do it live, one-take, no cuts. Live, on the USA Network in front of hundreds and thousands of people watching at home, in front of my friends and family that were there live in attendance. I was able to pull myself out of obscurity into becoming something that was just like, it was needed. It was wanted.
“An act, a group that just had to be on the next level and we did that and we did it in five months of being together and knowing each other. That’s something I can always be proud of and I can leave my mark with that and be proud and move on and now, my artistic vision is so vast, I’m still trying to find ways to funnel it but now that I have more opportunities — more time, more opportunities to have the hands off me, to let it go, it’s about to get spooky. Spooky season has arrived.
Quote via POST Wrestling.
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