Bobby Fish On Undisputed ERA Being Triple H Guys: Hunter Took Pride In What He Had With Us

Bobby Fish was the guest on Fightful’s Wrestling Perspective Podcast with Lars Frederiksen and Dennis Ferrell this week. They spoke on various topics, and one of the many topics discussed was whether Bobby Fish considered himself a “Triple H guy.”

Bobby Fish said he would consider himself a “Triple H guy.” Fish said the WWE Hall of Famer Triple H formed Undisputed ERA, the stable that would win six combined titles during their NXT tenure. Fish said the group was formed because Triple H saw the “genuine friendship” between Kyle O’Reilly, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, and himself.

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“I will say that during our time there, I would definitely consider all of us Triple H guys, not that we were a Triple H creation, but that we had his blessing to move forward as the group that we were. I think he recognized something that other people failed to see the value in us as a group because legitimately we were four guys. I mean, it started as three, but eventually, they added Roddy, and Roddy would have been the only other person that could have been added under the company's umbrella. I think he just saw this genuine friendship between the four of us and was like, Well, shit, I'm going to put that on screen. To be honest, I don't know why nobody else was before it, but he was smart enough to see that, and run with it. We were blessed to have the run we had there.” Fish said.

The Undisputed ERA would often get promo time during their career at NXT. Fish would go into detail on how they would gain the trust of other personnel at NXT, and not just Triple H's.

Fish went on to say, "We felt like we were able to cut promos and say what we wanted. We got outlines and bullet points from Hunter or the other writers. Joe Belcastro was the head writer at the time, and we worked closely with him, and it was always the same kind of thing. In production, people joked backstage, “one-take UE”, because literally backstage stuff took us one to two takes. It was locker room talk, it was like the boys just bullshitting after a game of some kind. I don't know that we felt any new freedom because we never felt handcuffed prior."

Fish would further explain to Lars and Dennis how he and the other members of the Undisputed ERA became “Triple H guys.” The nearly twenty-year pro wrestling veteran said that the trust Triple H had in the Undisputed ERA went both ways.

"The WWE obviously at times can be criticized for being overproduced and micromanaged. We didn't get a lot of that. I consider us Hunter’s guys, and we did. I played sports through most of my life. There are certain coaches I've played for, I played for my own success, but I wanted their approval. I would dare say Hunter was kind of that with us there, because we knew he took pride in and what he had with us, and we took pride the same way." Fish said.

Bobby Fish was recently under contract with AEW and chose not to renew after it expired in August. Fish went from the wrestling ring to the boxing ring and made his boxing debut last month. He faced Boateng Prempehon on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather and Deji Olatunji fight.

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