B-Fab was among the more surprising releases made by WWE this year, as WWE released her after just moving Hit Row to WWE SmackDown.
B-Fab was released on November 4, leaving Hit Row (Isaiah 'Swerve' Scott, Ashante 'Thee' Adonis, & Top Dolla) as a three man group until all three were released November 18.
It was reported by Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer that B-Fab had signed a new contract, leading many to believe that she had a 90-day non-compete clause.
During a K&S WrestleFest signing, B-Fab clarified that she has a 30-day non-compete, but the rest of Hit Row has 90-day clauses.
"They still have some time left on their contracts. (I was on) 30 days, (they were on) 90 days. All three, for sure," she said.
Opening up about her release, B-Fab said she is unsure as to the reason, but was told budget cuts and gave her own theory.
"I have no clue at all. They released me along with 18 other people. The thing that they said was budget cuts, that's the most detail I know. There was really no reason. They were saying that the boys were deemed to be okay without me because they could all talk. I really wasn't a manager because I was going to be wrestling, I just hadn't been doing it yet. They could all talk so [WWE] felt like, why do they need me? They've had Shield and New Day and most guys do well, so they probably felt 'they will be fine without her because other groups have survived,'" she said.
Hit Row was heavily featured in NXT, even performing a championship cypher at NXT Great American Bash. On WWE SmackDown, Hit Row never got off the ground.
"It goes along with the disconnect from NXT and the main roster. If you're paying attention to NXT like our fans were, they saw how we impacted the field as a unit. They got to see us every week and knew how we worked together and gelled and they loved to see it. Maybe the main roster didn't see everything we did and only saw a few things. I feel like the disconnect was always there between NXT and the main roster, they don't really know what's going on in NXT always to fully understand an act when it goes to the main roster. If you saw us in NXT, you would have known we were perfectly fine as a unit," she said.
Two theories tossed around following the release of Hit Row were that Vince McMahon made the decision as a message to Triple H.
B-Fab said about that theory, "I did hear a little bit about that online about them having family issues right now. I don't know if that's exactly what led to our release or why they did what they did and how they did it. I truly don't put anything past anyone or any company or business. It could be something as spiteful as 'this is your thing, you like this, I'm going to get rid of you guys.'"
The other theory was that Top Dolla "rubbed people the wrong way."
B-Fab said about Top Dolla, "Here's the thing, people will always say anything to make sense of when things happen even if it's not true or they don't know the details. Things like that. AJ is an amazing guy and is so smart. A huge wrestling fan, knows his stuff, very dedicated to the whole group. We had a lot of idea for the group. AJ is a professional and a huge fan. people just say tings because they want to make sense about what happened, especially something unfortunate as this."
Though her time in WWE ended abruptly, B-Fab did say she would return to WWE because she feels the group has plenty to accomplish.
Top Dolla and Adonis opened up about their release days after the news came out. You can find their comments by clicking here.
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