He says that Bobby Fish was very happy to play a different role in NXT. The 44-year-old professional wrestler has made a name for himself on the independent circuit and at ROH and NJPW before starting WWE. That was in 2017. Then WWE released him a few months ago and he’s already on AEW.
He became primarily known to the WWE Universe in the NXT brand. The mixed martial artist applied those techniques to his in-ring work, making him quite original. It didn’t start to get worse for him until 2020, when he was out with a triceps injury.
He returned from it, but his return to NXT was not in one place at one time. This has been hampered by budget cuts and soon roster cuts will be made. Rebranding is imminent, and it’s hard to see Bobby Fish fitting into the NXT 2.0 roster now. Honestly, it’s hard to picture any old staff in that brand right now.
It was perfect for anyone going to AEW at this stage of his career, but according to the comments he made, he was very happy to stay at NXT as a coach. Insight with Chris Van Vliet. In his remarks, he likened himself to many WWE superstars such as Fit Findlay, the WCW legend.
“The generation I came from and the generations that followed, they didn’t have … people who watched the business a little bit. When I was a kid, the teachers were still working and they’d go out and teach you. I see a guy like Fit Finley. He was a man, at the end of his career, he was doing a lot of things that a lot of people couldn’t do anymore; go out and teach …
“I thought where I was going and I was okay with it. I welcomed it. I thought, ‘Um, look at where these transitions are.’ Fit, his career path and the way he worked when he returned to that indie race and back to the WWE, I felt like I had to have a similar grace in doing what I was doing at the time, it wasn’t in the cards, someone had different plans and we were here.
For the changes in NXT, he seems to be in a good place there too. He said:
“You can’t resist it. It’s just the way things are. Everything has to evolve and move on to what it is. Change is inevitable …”
He signed with AEW after performing well in the match with Sammy Guevara at Dynamite last Wednesday. Looks like Coach still got it.