The rest of Hit Row (Top Dolla, Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, and Ashantee Thee Adonis) were among the names let go by WWE last month. WWE had released B-Fab, who was also part of the group, a few weeks before.
Scott brought back his Swerve City Podcast to YouTube and during it, he talked about his release from 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.”
Scott continued by talking about how he learned how to rap three years ago and then he got to do it on live television with his friends. He’s proud that he was able to pull himself out of obscurity into becoming something that was just needed and he wanted. He’s proud of being part of a group that took it to the next level in just five months of knowing each other. Scott said that he has more time and opportunities without having hands on him. He teased that the “spooky season has arrived.”
Scott, also known as Shane Strickland, made a name for himself before signing with WWE as he worked for various promotions such as MLW, EVOLVE, and Lucha Underground. While in NXT, he held the Cruiserweight Title once. After he was released, it was reported that multiple companies are interested in him.
H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription