In October 2019, Chad Gable was renamed "Shorty G" because....he is short.
The gimmick never picked up steam as Gable was either not featured on television, beaten by Sheamus, or just made fun of for being short.
Speaking to Corey Graves on After The Bell, Gable discussed the pitch behind Shorty G.
"I always ask for opportunities. I've been in Vince's office, I talk to the writers, I'm constantly asking for opportunities. When I finished King of the Ring, it was explained to me that this was the direction we were going. I'm not the type of guy that's going to go in, ask for an opportunity, and when given it, complain about it. That's not my philosophy on life. I got my opportunity. Is it the perfect situation? No. In amateur wrestling me being short was not a thing because I was on a team with 55-60 kilo guys who are not even 5'. I was on the taller end. It was fine, I got the opportunity I asked for, but it started going off the rails when I was doing segments with guys that I'm taller than. I'm gonna try and give it every ounce of energy I have because I'm committed to this," he said.
This past Friday on SmackDown, Shorty G quit WWE, leading to the return of Chad Gable.
You can watch the segment where Chad Gable returned in the video above.
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