“At first, they were pretty high on me,” Mojo Rawley says of his time in NXT.

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Prior to his WWE release, Mojo Rawley was moved to the SmackDown roster to be paired with Rob Gronkowski in his short-lived WWE career. Before the main roster, though, he was part of the black and gold brand of NXT.

Mojo Rawley was the latest guest on INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet to discuss his WWE career and what he’s planning to do next. When his time in NXT came up, Rawley revealed his football background got him into the company, and management was pretty high on him from the get-go.
Mojo Rawley remarked, “I came in with this personality and this football background.” “At first, they were pretty high on me; all they needed to do was teach me a few things and let his hype take care of the rest.” Seven weeks after my first day, I had my first match at a live event.” Rawley stated, “It was quite rapid, and some people backstage were not thrilled about that.” “But who cares if there were only seven people in the audience?” It was as if they were saying, “This is our opener.” The crowd is pumped up because of the big babyface. They kept the bouts simple because the opener in NXT at the time was supposed to be a simple match with no false finishes and was supposed to be incredibly generic.”


In NXT, Mojo Rawley felt he wasn’t challenged enough.

Mojo Rawley says he wasn’t tested at NXT and that the difficulties didn’t start until he made it to the main roster. He claimed that none of his matchups had even a near fall before he joined the main roster, therefore he didn’t consider any of them to be competitive.


Do you remember Mojo Rawley’s time in NXT’s black and gold brand? Were you a fan of him when he was on the main roster? Please let us know what you think in the comments area below.

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