Soon after being drafted to SmackDown in October 2021, B-Fab of the NXT stable Hit Row was released by WWE. Just fifteen days prior to the rest of the members who followed the same fate. She recalled in the in the recent interview that the releases of the rest of the Hit Row came as a shock to her.
The former WWE Superstar B-Fab appeared on The Angle Podcast, where she spoke about being let go by the company. She shared that she never understood why the rest of the members from the stable were let go as she believes they had a lot to offer to the blue brand.
“Well, I was actually here having dinner with my family,” she said. “A buddy of mine got a text message from Twitter saying they’d gotten their release. Now, Twitter is like the number one spot for memes and all these things. So I was like, ‘oh, this is a joke, there’s no way. Why would they release them, that doesn’t make any sense.’
“I actually text the boys in our group chat. They were like, ‘yeah, we just got the call.’ I was shook, I was like, ‘what is happening? I don’t understand this.’ I felt like they could have still went on and done some very impactful things in WWE.”
As per WWE, one of the reasons for B-Fab’s release was because her in-ring work wasn’t at the level of others. However, B-Fab firmly believes she would have put extra effort into the training to reach the company’s desired level.
“I feel like with the kind of person I am and my work ethic, I am always willing to do extra,” she said. “I am always willing to put in the work to do and become whatever is necessary. And what is needed for the job. I felt like I could have been put back in the Performance Center, or whatever needed to be done for me to get the training that they needed for me to be in the position they needed. I feel like the short answer instead of, ‘let’s put time into this because it’s going to be a good product and she looks great with the group.’
Despite her early release B-Fab whose real name is Briana Brandy, doesn’t harbor any ill feelings towards WWE. She clearly wanted to stay with the company for longer as she thinks her character had a lot to offer to the audience.
“Like I said, I am a person who believes that everything happens for a reason. And things always work out for the better. So, I don’t really have any ill feelings, it is what it is. Time has passed, of course. But I really wish I could have stayed there and done more, and showed everybody exactly who B-Fab was. I had so many layers to her, that I wanted to showcase.”
All being said, B-Fab expressed she would love to make a return to the company if perchance any opportunity arose.
“I would be open to going back. For me, business is business, it is what it is. There’s nothing you can do about big companies and the decisions that they make. So there’s no reason to have any ill-feeling. You always just have to operate and do your thing as a business as well. So, I would go back.”
Hit Row was undoubtedly one of NXT’s hottest acts throughout the first half of 2021. This is why it came as no surprise when stable was called to the SmackDown roster. After three months of inactivity following the WWE releases, Hit Row, now known as the HitMakerZ, reunited at the MCW Pro Wrestling Spring Fever show on March 19, 2022, in Parkville, Maryland.
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