Alex Shelley "Loved" His Time In WWE NXT
Shelley competed in the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with Kushida
Alex Shelley has reflected on his extremely brief run with WWE NXT, with the IMPACT Wrestling legend saying he loved his time with the company.
Shelley came to NXT in early 2020 to reunite with former TimeSplitters partner Kushida to compete in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, with Shelley saying to Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp:
"I loved it. I’d rather not discuss whether or not we were going to go forward with this because it just really doesn’t matter in the long run, right? I really liked it. I loved it. They treated their athletes so well, right? They treat their wrestlers like pro athletes. I’ve never seen anything like it and I’ve been in wrestling almost twenty years, which is crazy to say. The amount of care they put into this is just paramount. They really, really tried to take care of these people’s health and that’s something I had never been witness to and I hope it’s a change going forward. I loved teaming with Kushida. I loved the Time Splitters with all my heart. I think things might have been different though, had the pandemic not happened.”
After taking time away from wrestling during the COVID-19 pandemic due to his work as a physical therapy clinician, Shelley has recently returned to wrestling, and has signed on for MLW’s Opera Cup.