During last year’s edition of the WWE Draft, Hit Row was called up to the WWE main roster, which certainly surprised many fans. The faction was part of Friday Night Smackdown and finally made their debut last year.
Unfortunately, B-Fab from Hit Row was let go back in November. However, it didn’t stop there as the company decided to release the remaining Hit Row members as well.
While speaking with the Getting Over: Wrestling Podcast, Swerve Strickland opened up about his time working in NXT. Strickland stated that he believes Triple H didn’t give him enough opportunities in NXT.
“I feel like he liked me and he respects my talent and my ability. But I don’t feel like he ever truly bought in and invested until I made him have to with Hit Row. He’s one of those guys like, he has those talents on the show that he knows and he’s well-acquainted with and it’s hard for him to deviate from those guys. When he’s set on someone, he’s set on them. Anybody who says that he doesn’t, like, I wouldn’t call it picking favorites, but if somebody says he doesn’t have his core guys, you’re one of the core guys. You know what I mean?
They’re like ‘what do you mean, he’s great’. I’m like ‘no sh-t.’ But there’s a lot of like, to this day I feel like he missed out on Matt Riddle being a world champion because he was focused on core guys. I feel like there was times he missed out on a Bianca Belair because he was focused on his core girls. You know, there’s a lot of missed opportunities with certain areas because he was so focused on certain people and you kind of have to because he’s running a product that, on a weekly product, you kind of want to go to your go-getters. You know, your guaranteed guys.”
Swerve Strickland signed with AEW recently and has already had a stellar match against Tony Nese on AEW Rampage last week. We’ll have to see how he will fare in AEW in the coming weeks.
h/t Wrestling Inc
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