Bobby Fish Nearly Accepted WWE NXT Wrestler/Coach Role Before Release

Fish has since joined AEW

Bobby Fish has revealed he was set to accept a part-time wrestler, part-time coaching role with WWE prior to his release from NXT.

Fish has since signed with All Elite Wrestling, competing with Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship on last week's AEW Dynamite, but his career trajectory could have been much different.

The former NXT Tag Team Champion had been set for a coaching role with WWE, but ended up being released from the company in August.

Speaking on Chris Van Vliet’s Insight podcast, Fish said: "I thought that was where I was headed and I was okay with that. I was welcoming that. I thought, ‘Mmm, let’s see where this transitions.’

“Fit [Finlay], his career path and the way he was doing stuff when he had gone back for that Indie run and back to WWE, that was where I saw myself headed and hoped to have a similar grace in doing what I was doing at that time.

“It wasn’t in the cards. Somebody had different plans and here we are."

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