There were conversations and thoughts about them moving up.
For several years, The Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish) was a staple for the NXT brand.
The group formally disbanded in 2021 when Cole attacked O’Reilly. Fish was released in August 2021 and that same year, both O’Reilly and Cole joined All Elite Wrestling.
During a Q&A for the Going Broadway Podcast, Fish was asked if there were ever conversations about Undisputed ERA being called up to WWE’s main roster and he said there were definitely conversations and thoughts about it but they “just didn’t get there”.
Yeah, there definitely were conversations (about Undisputed ERA going to WWE’s main roster). We went up to Raw and SmackDown. I don’t remember exactly the time frame of it but it was that one year Kyle (O’Reilly) and I wrestled. Was it (Survivor Series)?… I know on SmackDown, we came up and we jumped FTR and Roddy (Strong) and (Adam) Cole jumped The New Day. We did a thing on Raw with Hunter, which again, another moment that was just surreal. So yeah, there was definitely talk and thought of it but nothing really panned out and it was always something that was gonna be revisited so I just think, you know, like a lot of things in wrestling, we just didn’t get there.
Roderick Strong is still with WWE. He last wrestled on the August 9th, 2022 edition of NXT on USA Network.
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