Jonah Rock was big as Bronson Reed in WWE NXT. His NXT release with several other of his co-wrestlers was unfortunate. While different NXT superstars found their own place in different promotions, Rock is left upset and angry about his NXT release.

Rock appeared on the Chris Van Vliet’s podcast, where he spoke about how much he misses from WWE NXT, and what’s ahead in his career. The former Reed addressed all the emotions he felt at the time of his release.

Well, it was very shocking at first. I would be lying if I would say I wasn’t upset and angry, and all the emotions that come with something like this. It’s like the seven stages of grief. Even though I didn’t physically lose anyone, it was kind of like Bronson Reed had died. I’d spent the last few years investing in myself and becoming that character of Bronson Reed. But now that’s over and I have to look for something new. I’m bringing back a little bit of what I did before WWE and becoming Jonah again, but it was hard. I’ve been able to deal with it pretty well though. I’ve had hardships in life and in the professional wrestling business before, and that has sort of prepared me for this day if it was to come. I just didn’t think it would be any time soon.

Jonah Rock was asked about his future with other wrestling promotions in the business. While he didn’t exactly he say where he might debut, he revealed that he is in talks with some of them.


Yes. I’m in talks with the major promotions that you would expect me to be in talks with. Nothing is set in stone yet, but there will be soon.

Bronson Reed was reported to be in talks with major wrestling promotions, so his re-entry seems to be inevitable. He recently revealed that WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels told him to prove that his wrestling career wasn’t mistake.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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