I couldn’t be happier for a guy who just as recently as 2009 was labeled “The Chosen One” by Vince McMahon himself. His time didn’t work out so, well as WWE just didn’t have a place for him and a lot of personal issues were going on outside the ring. He then was released from his contract and went on to the Indies circuit where he wrestled for Impact, at the time called TNA, and ICW among others.
Fast forward to 2017 where he was seen at “NXT TakeOver Orlando” in the crowd and the fans erupted when they showed he was the new signee of NXT. A much different attitude and in a better state of mind physically and mentally he was ready to be back. A whole different character and attitude got me supporting his run. He would win the NXT championship at “Takeover Brooklyn III” and would have a great run in NXT.
Once he got on the main roster he was aligning himself with Dolph Ziggler, but bigger plans were on the horizon, or so I thought. He would later have a feud with Roman Reigns and lose to him at WrestleMania 35. Upsetting to me, I started to lose faith in the direction for the “Scottish Psychopath:” But, at the beginning of 2020, I saw the momentum that included him beating both Randy Orton and AJ Styles in a Triple Threat match on Raw. Momentum starting going his way, especially during the Rumble match when he eliminated Lesnar from the Rumble thus getting all of Minute Maid Park in Houston behind him. I know I was. Lastly, eliminating Reigns sealed the deal for the crowd to erupt. I am proud to own his NXT shirt and support him during this run and come WrestleMania 36 he finally gets his opportunity to show what he’s made of. The guy has everything you want in a superstar such as size, skill and mic work. His time is upon us, and I can’t wait to see it unfold.