With WWE’s most recent round of releases, the remaining members of Hit Row found themselves without a job. They joined B-Fab, who was released in the previous mass firings. While the team may or may not stay together, many believe that several of the members will find steady work on the national stage.

It was reported that there were plans for Hit Row right up until the moment of their release. On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said WWE sent mixed messages to the group. They were booked and un-booked for several events and then fired unexpectedly.

“So, Thursday which is the day they got cut. So Thursday, they’re first told that they’ve got to be on SmackDown, Survivor Series, and Raw and then they’re told they’re off all three shows. Then they’re called again and told they’re back on all three shows. Then the next call they get is they’re fired. This is all on Thursday.”

There were rumors that the group had some backstage heat before their firing. Top Dolla’s social media freestyles were bringing attention, but it wasn’t the kind WWE wanted. The issue may have led to WWE cutting ties with Hit Row, among others.


Several pitches were made for Hit Row in the immediate time before their release. Even without B-Fab, internal discussions of how to use them were still ongoing as if the team would be used. In the end, the talks never went anywhere and plans never materialized.

Hit Row members have been generally positive after being unceremoniously cut. Adonis was grateful to WWE. Top Dolla said everyone in the group was going to be special. Swerve Scott simply posted a devil emoji. It will be interesting to see where the former Hit Row members wind up, if anywhere.

Where do you think the members of Hit Row will wind up? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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