Bronson Reed was released by WWE back in 2021. Reed was let go because the company believed Reed simply didn’t fit the new vision of NXT, but it was ultimately blamed on budget cuts. After a year away from WWE, Bronson Reed finally returned in December. He’s now a regular fixture for Monday Night RAW, and it seems Reed believes his release was beneficial for his career.

Following his release from WWE, Bronson Reed went by the name JONAH and tore it up in various professional wrestling companies. This includes the time he spent in Impact Wrestling as well as New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Bronson Reed made his shocking return during the “Winner Takes All” ladder match between The Miz and Dexter Lumis back in December. He ended up helping The Miz win the match, which baffled fans.

While speaking on After the Bell, Bronson Reed talked about his WWE release. Bronson Reed stated that he believes his release was beneficial for his career in the end, detailing his journey following his WWE release.


“To be honest, I think everyone that’s been through something like that takes it differently. I was surprised in the way that I did take it. I was more angry than anything. I wasn’t so much sad or anything like that. I just thought that I had so much potential because things were going my way.

I was the North American Champion, only just lost that championship [before my release] so to me I was just angry that I didn’t get to do more with the WWE, which then put a chip on my shoulder and I went out there and did whatever I could to be the best that I could be which obviously got me seen to come back. So in the end, I think it was a little gutwrenching at the time but it might have been beneficial for my career.”

Bronson Reed will be taking part in the Elimination Chamber match for the United States Championship at the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event on February 18th. We will have to wait and see how he will perform in the match.

Until Elimination Chamber, keep checking back with Ringside News for more information on the event, and everything else going on during the road to WrestleMania.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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