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Former NXT star Bronson Reed debuts at NJPW Battle in the Valley

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The former Bronson Reed has made his NJPW debut.

Reed, going under the name Jonah, appeared after Moose defeated Juice Robinson at tonight’s NJPW Battle in the Valley event. He stared down Moose, who soon exited the ring. After Moose left, Reed splashed Robinson and attacked him. Robinson’s tag team partner David Finlay ran down to try to make the save, but Jonah also laid him out. 

After the beatdown, Jonah cut a promo, saying that the shackles were finally off, and it was time for the real violence to begin. He said that he was NJPW’s top dog.

Reed had been part of WWE's NXT brand dating back to 2019, when he signed with the company. He won the NXT North American Championship on May 18 of this year. After losing the title to Isiah ‘Swerve’ Scott on June 29, Reed remained off NXT television until July 27, when he lost to Adam Cole. He was then released from his contract as part of talent cuts on August 6.