Jonah Rock (Formerly Bronson Reed) Appears At NJPW Battle In The Valley

Another recent WWE release has resurfaced

Jonah Rock, known to NXT viewers as Bronson Reed beginning in 2019, debuted for New Japan Pro Wrestling Saturday night in San Jose, appearing at the organization's Battle in the Valley card.

Rock appeared after current Impact World champion Moose defeated Juice Robinson. Rock and Moose had a staredown, though Moose left the ring before things could get physical. With Moose gone, Rock then dropped a big splash onto Robinson, continuing to assault him until David Finlay ran down for the save. Rock then laid him out as well.

Rock then cut a promo, saying that the "shackles" were finally off, and that it was time for violence to begin. He referred to himself as New Japan's "top dog".

Rock was an 11-year pro when he signed with WWE in early 2019. Taking on the name Bronson Reed, Rock started wrestling in NXT that March, and made his TV debut in the summer.

The Australian superheavyweight won the NXT North American title from Johnny Gargano in a steel cage match on May 18 of this year. He went on to drop the title to Isaiah Scott on June 29, and was subsequently released from the company on August 6.

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