WWE released Bronson Reed from his NXT contract as they decided that he did not fit the mold of what they want the brand to become. The former Jonah Rock might go back to that name now, but he did not address that matter in a video statement that he released after giving his release a bit of time to settle.

After having some time to reflect, Bronson Reed said that he was very shocked and upset by his firing. He isn’t the only person affected by this, because he has a wife as well. Now they are in a foreign country and must figure out their next steps.

The Colossus thanked fans for their support, and he had a few other WWE Performance Center names to thank as well. In the end, he is remaining positive about his future.

I have had time to reflect now and process what has happened. I was very shocked, very upset. This just doesn’t affect me, it affects my wife as well. We are here in a foreign country and my wife is a super positive person and has kept me positive as well. I just wanted to reach out to all of you guys. I am very thankful for the love and support I have received online, it’s incredible.


It means a lot to me that a lot of you feel free and will continue to follow me no matter what. I did want to thank NXT, I want to thank [Triple H] and [Shawn Michaels] for believing in me. I want to thank all the coaches; Terry Taylor, Scotty 2 Hottie, Normal Smiley, Steve Corino, those guys that I learned a lot from. 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. 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. Thank you very much for the support and love. Please, keep supporting, thanks.

Reed’s release was a huge shock for fans and those in WWE as well. They had main roster plans for him, but then he was released.

Hopefully, Bronson Reed will have a successful career after this setback. The 32-year-old found himself in a situation where the company decided to fire people over thirty. He has a lot to offer any roster he joins, and he is currently waiting out his 30-day non-compete clause.

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