An NXT star has revealed the unique origins of his taunt, noting that he found inspiration during a Lady Gaga concert.
North American Champion Bronson Reed has been climbing the ranks in NXT. The Australian often throws up the “claw” during his entrance, a taunt he’s been doing since his independent days.
Reed has now revealed that the gesture was inspired by a certain popstar. Speaking on WWE After The Bell, Reed recalled watching a Lady Gaga concert, and seeing the crowd throw up their hands in a claw.
After using the gesture for almost a decade, Reed said:
“In the independents, I was like I need something that I do when I get to the ring, some sort of symbol. What it was, I didn’t know and then I was watching a live performance of Lady Gaga. At the time, I used to go by the King of Monsters on the independents and she was singing along and all of a sudden she throws up this claw to all the people watching and I see a whole crowd of people throw up their hand (in a claw).
“I was like what’s that, and she goes ‘All my little monsters out there, I want you to throw up a claw.’ That’s what she called her fans and I go, I’m stealing that. Ever since, maybe for the past eight years I’ve done the claw symbol for people and everywhere I’ve gone it sort of took a little while to catch on but now in NXT you’ll see everyone in the crowd throwing it up.”
Last month, Reed defeated Johnny Gargano in a steel cage match to become North American Champion. This is the first time that Reed has held a title in WWE.
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