Bobby Fish reflects on the disbandment of the Undisputed Era.
The popular faction, which debuted in 2017, came to what many fans considered to be an abrupt ending in 2021 during the pandemic era of NXT.
At one point, many fans expected Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kyle O'Reilly, and Bobby Fish to get a run on either Raw or SmackDown as the Undisputed Era.
In a recent interview with Tru Heel Heet, Fish was asked about the end of the faction and if he ever saw it coming.
"If I’m being honest, I don’t think anybody wanted that. I think that at some point the powers that be thought, but I don’t think they were even sure that they wanted it at that point. I think the pandemic turned everything on its head. I think there were some things that were on with Pat McAfee who was kind of the entity that was going to help us turn babyface with the War Games and all that stuff, which we did. We definitely felt like and I believe WWE felt like we had a babyface run in us and who knows how long that’s gonna go before things were, and then like who knows you can’t predict so especially in pro wrestling. So I think that decision ended up being because they just ran out of the other options and the pandemic. And everything was, you know, no audiences and everything was changing and now they needed, you know, there’s just, it’s just life. That’s how it goes and I’m a firm believer, my faith tells me that it’s his schedule not ours and there’s a reason for this stuff and he was preparing us for something else, you know, not for the four of us to stay together. And who knows what that is and we may never know, but I have faith that it’ll make sense.”
Months after the Undisputed Era's breakup, Fish, O'Reilly, and Cole would end up in All Elite Wrestling. While O'Reilly and Cole still work for the company, Fish is currently a free agent. Furthermore, Roderick Strong debuted for AEW in April 2023.
Elsewhere in the interview, Fish detailed his departure from AEW. Fans can learn more by clicking here.
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