Shawn Spears parted ways with AEW last year and fans wondered what he would end up doing next. As it turns out, he made his shocking appearance on NXT television last month and he has been a regular since then. Spears has now disclosed the reason for his NXT return.

Shawn Spears made his return to NXT during the February 27th edition of NXT, where he took out Ridge Holland as fans were in utter shock at his return. WWE didn’t waste any time when it came to making his status final as he was immediately added to the roster.

In a recent interview with Fightful, Shawn Spears discussed his decision to depart from AEW and return to WWE, where he is now part of the NXT brand. Spears left AEW on good terms, with his return to WWE being motivated by what he deemed better for his family. The opportunity to join NXT arose, and he seized it.

Spears opted for NXT over the main roster because it allowed him to remain in Florida with his family. Additionally, he highlighted the chance to work alongside Matt Bloom and Shawn Michaels. He expressed admiration for the current talent pool in NXT, noting their impressive performances, akin to those in WWE.


Shawn Spears’ return to NXT has been nothing short of remarkable, as he swiftly asserted himself with notable victories. His resurgence serves as a powerful reminder of resilience and unwavering determination within the realm of WWE.

Are you glad that Shawn Spears is back in NXT now? Do you feel he will be successful there? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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