Tehuti Miles (fka Ashante Thee Adonis) recently appeared on The Wrestling Classic’s “Casual Conversations” podcast.
During his appearance, Miles revealed that both Vince McMahon and Paul Heyman said the “Hit Row” faction was going to make a lot of money in the WWE. He said,
“There wasn’t like a plan with like a feud or anything, but they were saying that they wanted to get to events that he wanted to get us over. Also, Vince [McMahon] and Paul Heyman, at two different times, told us, ‘We’re gonna have a lot of fun with you guys. We’re gonna make a lot of money with you guys.’ I was like, ‘Perfect. Sounds great.’ Obviously, that didn’t end up happening, but, but we actually made them a lot of money on NXT,”
“Our first three months on NXT, we debuted, and three months later, we — I know Swerve put out a tweet and stuff we legit made them over $2.1 million dollars in revenue in three months, our merch was sold out and stuff. It’s just like, damn, can you imagine? Because there were only, at the time, 500,000 to 700,000 people watching NXT every week. I was like, ‘Can you imagine what the revenue would have been if we were on SmackDown with 2 million-plus watching every week?'”
All four members of Hit Row were released during the month of November 2021, with B-Fab first being released. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Top Dolla and Ashante Thee Adonis’ releases would come shortly thereafter.
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