WWE has released a huge amount of superstars in the past years. It started out in 2019 where we would see more wrestlers get released than usual. AEW definitely helped. Then, 2020 came with the pandemic so many wrestlers had to be released and they kept on doing it this year, in 2021.
Among the recent superstars who were released from their WWE contract is Hit Row. They were a prominent group in NXT who had just made their debut on the main roster.
Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott, who is a former NXT North American champion and was considered the leader of Hit Row commented on his release and how it impacted his life.
During the Swerve City Podcast, which is Scott’s own podcast on his Youtube Channel, he opened up on the situation with the WWE;
“You know, on my behalf, personal, at first, when the [WWE] release happened, I was upset. It was more of an embarrassment to my family because I felt like — I was like I let them down because I talked up so much about how everything was gonna be okay. ‘Everything’s going to be — I’m going to exceed the expectation. We’re doing something that’s never been done,’ yada, yada, yada and it felt like, it was like no, it’s being thrown back in my face but, I looked around — it took me a couple of days, two days. I looked around and got on the phone with my mans [Teasy Scott], talked to my peoples and we talked about all the possibilities that are out there right now. We had a long convo. Spoke with the lady, spoke with — still trying to tiptoe back into the family. I’m getting better at it but once again, I look around, I’m appreciative of all that I’ve accomplished, everything that I’ve done in the WWE, I’m proud of.” (H/T Wrestling News.co)
Swerve continued by talking about rap and how he had learned it just three years ago. He is also proud to have been a part of a group who were able to make a name for themselves in just a matter of months. Unfortunately, we all know what happened when they arrived on the main roster.
Swerve is a very gifted and talented Wrestler and he definitely has a bright future ahead of him if he decides to ever step foot in a Wrestling ring again.