Former NXT Superstar has opened up on a conversation he had with Shawn Michaels shortly after he was released by WWE.
The former NXT North American Champion was one of the surprise names on the list of roster cuts which took place on 6th August.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Reed says that ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ was just as surprised as he was about the decision to release him, and gave him advice on what he should do next.
I got to speak with Shawn (Michaels) right after my release. He actually texted me, very shocked, and just said ‘you’ve got to show them that was a mistake. Keep working.’ It was not something that we saw coming. I was speaking with him at the previous tapings about future storylines and where we were heading. In my mind, creative already had plans for me until the end of the year.
So I got to speak with him. I didn’t get to speak with Hunter (Triple H) after my release. He was obviously big in my development in NXT. He’s going through some things at the moment, so I’m not too sure on that front. But all the other producers and coaches did reach out to me, which was really nice.
Reed has also discussed how he has options to go to some “major promotions”, although no destination for where he will land after NXT has yet been confirmed.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.