Bronson Reed appeared on Corey Graves “After The Bell” podcast to talk about his return to the company after a run with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Reed gave his thoughts on his WWE release in 2021:
“I was actually more angry than anything, I wasn’t so much sad or anything like that, I just thought that I had so much potential. Things were going my way. I was the North American champion, you know, only just lost that championship. So, to me, I was just angry that I didn’t get to do more with the WWE. It put a chip on my shoulder. I went out there and did whatever I could to be the best that I could be, which obviously got me seen to come back. So in the end, you know, I think it was a little gut wrenching at the time, but it might have been beneficial for my career.”
On how he got called back by WWE:
“Triple H called me. I always had a great relationship with him. At the time, I was working with New Japan Pro Wrestling and it looked like I could do one of two things. I could have signed on with them to stay longer, or I could have come back to WWE. I sent a text to Hunter just to see if he was interested and he was. He set up a time to call me. He called me and we had a great chat about everything, not just coming back to WWE, but wrestling in general and what I’ve been doing. Yea, it just felt right. It felt like, okay, this is the move that I need to make. I’d said to Hunter, ‘I didn’t get to do those things like Royal Rumble or WrestleMania or an Elimination Chamber. These are the things that I wanted to be able to do.’ So I’m very happy that I’m back to be able to do those things.”