JONAH: WWE NXT Officials Told Me I'd Have A Job For A Long Time

JONAH was released from WWE in August

JONAH believes the mass waves of WWE releases are bad for the morale of the remaining talent in the company, revealing he had been told he was going to have a job with them 'for a long time'.

JONAH - known as Bronson Reed in WWE - was surprisingly released from the company at the start of August despite having been NXT North American Champion just a month prior and being touted for a call-up to the main roster. 

Now working with NJPW and IMPACT Wrestling, JONAH feels the culture of mass releases puts the rest of the roster in an anxious position, noting how he had been told not to worry about being cut before being released anyway.

Talking to Denise Salcedo of Instinct Culture, JONAH said about the WWE releases: "It’s definitely not good for morale. I’ve spoken to people who are still there. It just puts people on edge, people walking around on eggshells and stuff like that.

"For example, when the first few rounds of cuts happened; which are never good when someone gets released. I was one of those people that never worried about it. I never thought I was going to be released. From speaking to some of the higher ups in WWE, they always said things like, ‘You’re gonna have a job for a long time’ and not to worry. 

"Then when I was released, people that are close to me in NXT and WWE are now worried for themselves… I think a lot of people put their faith into the talent that, ‘Of course you’re not gonna be released, you’re too talented.’ But I don’t think it’s about that.

"I don’t know a hundred percent why they were doing the releases, they always cite things like budget cuts but it’s definitely not budget cuts. I am not a hundred percent sure why but it can happen to anyone."

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