Former AEW Star Opens Up On Why Top WWE NXT Faction Worked

Former AEW Star Opens Up On Why Top WWE NXT Faction Worked WWE

A former AEW star has opened up on why a top WWE faction worked and what it feels like to see some of them reunited under Tony Khan.

Roderick Strong recently made his AEW debut, bringing him into the same company that is the home of Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly.

With three of the four members of Undisputed Era now in AEW, former member Bobby Fish reflected on their time as a unit in WWE NXT.

Speaking to Nick Hausman for Inside the Ropes, Fish revealed the reason for the group’s success, saying:

“I will just say this, I’m just happy to see my boys at work. These are and have always been legitimate, close friends of mine.

“I think that’s why the Undisputed Era worked the way that it did in NXT because there was no fabrication to it.

“We were four guys who, you know, were tight. What you saw play out on screen was four dudes who had each other’s back and that was marketable. It was real.

“I’m just happy to see two of my best friends back at work with jobs and able to support their families. This is real-life stuff.

“We do it in this fictional world of pro wrestling, but there’s real people here with real lives, real kids, real homes, real dogs, real bills.”

Fish was himself signed to AEW joining the company in October 2021 and leaving when his contract was not renewed in August 2022.

Although he did team with Cole as part of The Elite and later with O’Reilly to reform reDRagon, Undisputed Era fans never got the opportunity to see the three of them united.

Fish has also fired back at claims that he tried to get the pair to join him in an attempt to make a WWE return.

Here are full results from the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite:

Claudio Castagnoli def. Rey Fenix

Miro returned and walked into Tony Khan’s office

An MJF video package mentioned CM Punk – the first time Punk has been mentioned on AEW TV since All Out

Mark Briscoe announced as the special guest referee for FTR vs Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett at Double Or Nothing

Thunder Rosa returned and, like Miro, walked into Tony Khan’s office

Tony Khan says he has a huge announcement next week

Orange Cassidy def. Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW International Championship

Julia Hart def. Anna Jay in a No Holds Barred match

House of Black def. Best Friends & Bandido to retain the AEW World Trios Championship

Jon Moxley def. Kenny Omega in a Steel Cage match after Don Callis turned on Omega and attacked him with a screwdriver

Transcript from Fightful.

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1 year ago by Dave Adamson


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