Things aren’t always the way they seem. Bull Dempsey learned that the hard way.
The former NXT talent appeared on this week’s episode of The Ross Report. Dempsey, now going by Bull James, talked about his Feb. 5 release from WWE, and how it was not what he expected
“I actually thought I was going in to get a raise, so it was a big turnaround. We had just gotten off the big UK tour that we just did, and I had gotten some really good reactions over there, so I thought, ok this is finally taking off and we’re going to do good business with this. For whatever reason I got released; no ill will towards them, it was just a business thing. A lot of people; the Twitter Keyboard Warriors are like, oh he’s just talking nice about them because he wants to go back. Well, I’ve been afforded a lot of opportunities since leaving there, and it’s because the opportunity I was given while I was there. So, while they took something away from me, it was them that gave it to me in the first place so I can’t hold any grudges."
Although the Brooklyn native’s release was abrupt, he had established rapport with his coaches at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
“Every coach I had a good relationship with and learned something from everybody and always told myself that whatever happens I can look myself in the mirror and I can know that I took full advantage of everything there.”
According to his Twitter account, Dempsey claims to be booked almost every weekend for the rest of the year. He is currently wresting with various indy promotions.