Former Champion Has ‘No Desire’ To Return To WWE

Former Champion Has ‘No Desire’ To Return To WWE WWE

The Ascension were released by WWE in December 2019 after a career that saw them become the longest-reigning NXT Tag Team Champions.

In an interview in which Viktor would state that WWE “did everything to make people forget that we were the longest-reigning NXT champions”, the former champion would also look at the possibility of a return.

Viktor would speak about his current relationship with his former tag team partner, revealing that he has only just started watching wrestling again after being burnt out.

Speaking to PWMania, Viktor would also reflect on the possibility of a return to WWE, saying:

“But I mean, I’ve thought about that [returning to WWE] before I used to say no. I don’t have any desire to go back to WWE. I mean, the money would always be great. But I think of what cost that comes with.

“It’s one of those things like I saw that the Headbangers recently got a Legends deal, or that something along those lines is what they signed. And I was like, that’s really awesome. I was really happy for them.

“I don’t ever expect Konnor and me to get something like that from WWE, because we’re just forgotten about.”

Viktor would expand on this further, along with his feelings what what happened in WWE following the death of AEW’s Brodie Lee, who had been known to WWE fans as Luke Harper, adding:

“After our NXT run, they did everything to make people forget that we were the longest-reigning NXT champions. And so I think they just want to leave it that way. But would I ever go back for a singles run or something like that? I don’t know.

“I mean, I don’t really have any desire to go back there and work under those circumstances, is the best way I can put it. I think, especially now, I mean, I think if it was just, you know, Paul, Triple H running the company, maybe. I always really liked Paul and Stephanie.

“I mean, I don’t really personally have anything against Vince, that he would have done to me or something like that. But there’s just something about it.

“I got turned off by a lot that happened with Brodie’s death, and how it was handled by certain people within that company. It just really showed me that like, they don’t give a s**t. Like no matter what. And that’s not saying everybody there doesn’t give a s**t about it. It’s a very small minority. It just turned me off too much.”

Revealing that he doesn’t watch WWE, though has tried, he would conclude by looking at a scenario that he doesn’t feel would happen but may tempt him, stating:

“I can’t say I want to, I mean, if they were to say ‘Hey, We’ll give you a pile of money to come and hang out for a little bit again,’ I’d probably be like, alright, you know, let’s see, let’s see how awful it goes this time. But I don’t, I don’t foresee that happening.”

The Ascension were drafted to the main roster as part of the WWE Draft of 2016 appearing on SmackDown and would have their last match in April 2019 on WWE Main Event before their release eight months later.

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2 months ago by Dave Adamson


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