Bronson Reed Talks Reaching Out To Triple H About WWE Return
Bronson Reed has opened up about how he reached out to Triple H regarding his WWE return.
During his NXT career, Bronson Reed rose up the ranks as a talented big man that could move around the ring well and had a devastating top rope splash called the Tsunami. Reed also became the NXT North American Champion in his WWE career.
In 2021, Reed started getting tryout matches on the WWE main roster in front of Vince McMahon, who was running the WWE creative at the time. For whatever reason, McMahon and his team didn’t seem to see the appeal in Reed and released the talented Australian in August 2021.
After his WWE run, Reed had a lot of success in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) as JONAH while also working for Impact Wrestling for about six months. In NJPW, Reed picked up some big wins including a victory over their top star Kazuchika Okada, which showed that NJPW really liked him.
After several weeks of rumors regarding a WWE return, Bronson Reed was back on the December 19th edition of Raw when he helped The Miz beat Dexter Lumis in a Ladder Match. The story was that Miz paid off Reed to help him win.
The WWE landscape is different now (compared to when Reed was released by WWE) because Triple H, the man who booked Reed very well in NXT, is running the WWE main roster creatively as the Chief Content Officer.
During an appearance on this week’s WWE After The Bell podcast, Bronson Reed spoke about reaching out to Triple H and how the WWE return took place.
“I was actually here at home, and it was Triple H that called me. I always had a great relationship with him. At the time, I was working with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and it looked like I could do one of two things. I could have signed on with them to stay longer, or I could have come back to WWE.”
“I sent a text to Hunter just to see if he was interested. He was, so he set up a time to call me. He called me, and we had a great chat about everything, not just coming back to WWE, but wrestling in general; what I’ve been doing.”
As he continued, Bronson Reed said a WWE return just felt right to him.
“It just felt right. It felt like, ‘Okay, this is the move that I need to make.’ I said to Hunter, ‘I didn’t get to do those things like [compete in a] Royal Rumble or [at] WrestleMania or [in]an Elimination Chamber. These are the things that I wanted to be able to do.’ So I’m very happy that I’m back to be able to do those things,”
Reed will get his first chance inside the WWE Elimination Chamber when he challenges Austin Theory for the US Title in an Elimination Chamber match that also includes Johnny Gargano, Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Montez Ford and Damian Priest.