Bronson Reed was among the NXT wrestlers and one referee to be released by WWE on late Friday night due to budget cuts.
Reed, a former NXT North American Champion, took to his Twitter account to comment on the release.
“I have had time to reflect now and some time to process what has happened. I was very shocked, very upset. As you know, this just doesn’t affect me, it affects my wife as well. We are here in a foreign country, but my wife is a super positive person and she has kept me positive as well. I just wanted to reach out to all of you guys. I am just very thankful for the love and support I have received online, it’s just incredible. I was trending on Twitter. It means a lot to me that a lot of you feel for me and will still continue to follow me no matter what.
I did want to thank NXT, I want to thank Hunter [Triple H] and Shawn [Michaels] for believing in me. I want to thank all the coaches; Terry Taylor, Scotty 2 Hottie, Norman Smiley, Steve Corino, those guys that I learned a lot from. And I want to thank all the boys backstage as well. It was a great locker room to be a part of. I am staying positive and I do believe I am bar-none the best super heavyweight in the world. I will continue to prove that. So as they say, one door closes and another one opens. For me, many doors are open. Now, it’s just about which one I want to walk through. So thank you very much for the support and love and please keep supporting. Thanks.”
Just wanted to break the silence. pic.twitter.com/RLYyRMDV7Z
— Bronson Reed (@bronsonreedwwe) August 8, 2021
Reed will be eligible to sign with other promotions in 30 days when his non-compete expires. When the news broke of his release, it came as a surprise as he had been pushed as a regular in NXT and had recently worked dark matches on the main roster with the expectation that he would be called up in the near future.