Bronson Reed Shares Advice From Shawn Michaels Following WWE Release

Bronson Reed is a former NXT North American Champion that has opened up about some advice he received from WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels.

Bronson Reed was one of WWE’s surprising roster cuts on August 6th. It was a surprise because he was released about six weeks after he dropped the NXT North American Title to Isaiah “Swerve” Scott.

During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Reed (who uses the name JONAH now) revealed that he spoke to one of WWE NXT’s guys in charge Shawn Michaels with Shawn telling Reed that he was surprised by the release:

“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 will get his chance to show WWE that they made a mistake when he signs elsewhere. The big Australian star says he’s currently in talks with some “major promotions.”

The biggest career highlight during Reed’s run in WWE was when he beat Johnny Gargano to win the NXT North American Title in a Steel Cage Match on the May 18 edition of NXT. After the match, Reed brought out his wife to celebrate with him.

You can see more of Reed’s talk with Busted Open Radio below.

h/t Wrestling Inc. for the transcription