NXT North American Champion Bronson Reed recently appeared on an episode of WWE After The Bell, where he talked about defeating Johnny Gargano in a Steel Cage Match on an episode of NXT to become the NXT North American Champion and capture his first singles championship in the WWE. Reed also talked about celebrating with his wife after the match and being greeted and praised by WWE COO Triple H and Shawn Michaels backstage.
Reed said, “When I won the championship, I remember Daryl the referee handing me the belt and I held it up and you can just see on the camera I sort of look at the belt like flabbergasted.” “Sometimes things just become everyday stuff, everyday work. I remember having that great moment of becoming champion, having my wife with me and I remember getting backstage and having a round of applause and having the first two people to hug me and congratulate me be Shawn Michaels and Triple H. That stuff for me, I can’t dream of that stuff. Now I have a good relationship with Triple H and Shawn Michaels, I speak to them, they’re just people. Every now and again I go to myself and go ugh, that’s Mr. WrestleMania, that’s the King of Kings. It’s crazy.”
Reed then talked about legends like Mark Henry and D-Lo Brown reaching out to him after the match and what he would like to do during his NXT North American Championship reign.
Reed said, “A lot of people really.” “It means a lot to me when I have a lot of my peers reach out to me and send me a message. Someone like Mark Henry reached out to me which was really cool, another huge heavyweight within the business, I respect everything he’s done. He was kind enough to send me a message and just congratulate me, D-Lo Brown was another one. Maybe the Nation of Domination like Bronson Reed? I’m fans of them. People from RAW and SmackDown reach out and that means a lot to me as well, maybe one day I’ll be on those brands so to have people congratulate me and have people watching from there is big to me.”
“I want people to be like, if the North American Championship is on the card and you have the NXT Championship on the card, I want people to go ‘I want to watch the North American Championship match more.’“
Reed then talked about who he would like to face in WWE or NXT in the future.
Reed said, “For me, there’s so many great heavyweights at the moment that there’s so many matches I would like to do.” “I think one that would be arranged and hopefully done sooner than later is Bronson Reed vs. WALTER. That’s the one I want to tip off first and then we can talk about the other people. A dream match for me at the moment is Roman Reigns. That’s someone I want to be able to step in the ring with.”