Six years after its debut, and there is still only one season of WWE Breaking Ground.
The series, which premiered on October 25, 2015, and was narrated by William Shatner, took an in-depth look at the Superstars of NXT, the Performance Center and its coaches, and illustrated what it takes to make it in the WWE.
Despite a positive reception, the show lasted a mere 10 episodes (and one "Reloaded" special).
Appearing as a guest on a recent episode of Shoot Conversations with Chris Hero, Mojo Rawley (Dean Muhtadi), who was one of the Superstars featured on Breaking Ground, shared his thoughts on the docu-series and why he believes they stopped making it.
"I loved it. I thought it was a great look for the company, the brand, for NXT. I think the reason they stopped it is because they made other shows off of that. I was told, Dana Brooke was told this too, we did a ride-along segment before there was Ride Along, and we were told that we were the inspiration for that. They thought the interactions and the concept was a good idea, so they made a show off it. Who knows, people blow a lot of smoke, but that's one example of little concepts they took and made it into bigger shows. I figured that was the reason why," Rawley said.
WWE Ride Along debuted exactly three weeks after the final episode of Breaking Ground aired.
After nearly four years in NXT, Rawley was called up to the main roster at the 2016 WWE Draft. The next year he would go on to win the Andre the Giant Memorial trophy. Unfortunately, on April 15, 2021, he was released by WWE.
Elsewhere during the interview, Rawley discussed a pitch for a new League of Nations with Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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