Former Hit Row members Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott, Top Dolla and Ashante ‘Thee’ Adonis recently spoke to Busted Open Radio, where they discussed being called up to SmackDown shortly before their releases.
Top Dolla stated that the group know that they’re talented, and explained how WWE Hall Of Famers reached out to them and were bewildered by their releases.
“To be honest, we know we are talented. We know that us being released is just a child of circumstance. There’s not really much more that we could have done to prove that we belong,” he said. “When I get released and WWE Hall Of Famers are the first people to reach out to me to say, ‘man, I don’t know what they’re doing.’ Then I know that I did something right.”
Top Dolla continued by explaining how upon their call-ups to SmackDown, they were asked to write promos for a range of WWE Superstars, including The Usos and The Viking Raiders.
“Craziest part of the creative process with us is that when we got called up to SmackDown, they said, ‘we want you to write promos for The Usos, The New Day, The Viking Raiders, the women’s division for Briana and an introductory promo. The introductory promo that we did on SmackDown with our debut was the promo that we wrote that night when we wrote all five of those promos. But I bring it up because, it was two o’clock in the morning and we are writing these promos,” he said. “We record us saying the promos so we can send it to them. So that they can see what we are going to say and how we are going to say it. Because it sometimes… you see something on paper that doesn’t translate the same way. You can’t comprehend from the paper how it’s going to come off.
“So we sent them the videos of us doing the promos so they can see it,” Top Dolla said. They were like, ‘wow, we love the work ethic. Nobody does anything like this, nobody dedicates themselves to do things like this.’ Then like, it’s all for naught, so it’s just wild to me.”
Top Dolla, Ashante ‘Thee’ Adonis and Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott will be able to wrestle elsewhere on February 16th, 2022, which is when their 90-day non-compete clauses expire. Briana Brandi (B-Fab) will be a free agent from February 2nd, 2022, as she was released several weeks earlier.