AJ Francis aka Top Dolla was a part of Hit Row in Triple H’s version of NXT. Dolla was partners with Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Ashante “Thee” Adonis and B-Fab. Unfortunately, Hit Row never got the chance to prove themselves on the main roster because WWE released them from their contract.

On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez revealed the reason behind Top Dolla’s exit from WWE. Alvarez described the former NXT star as a ‘heat magnet,’ saying many people within WWE didn’t like AJ Francis.

“He was a heat magnet, and the way it was described to me was, he (Top Dolla) knows the right people to not be a heat magnet with, and Triple H was one of em. People talked to Triple H about Top Dolla. Triple H was like, ‘Cool to me.’

“So he pushed him and he did all the stuff that they did. There were a lot of people that really didn’t like Top Dolla. So he ended up being released, and now he’s coming back.”


Top Dolla and Ashante Adonis are reportedly set to be on SmackDown tonight. Triple H has already brought back a number of former WWE superstars. We’ll have to wait and see what’s next.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym. 

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