For a while Adam Rose was bringing the party to Monday Night Raw and SmackDown, but as time went on Rose went through different stages of his career in WWE before it finally came to an end in 2016.
Rose recently spoke to The Orlando Sentinel about his run with the company, an he noted that he wasn’t in the best place when he left.
“I was an idiot at the end – a moron, a bumbling buffoon,” Rose told the Sentinel this week. “I made mistake after mistake, a lot of them out of self-sabotage because I was so unhappy. I developed a drug addiction and just acted out in every way. The fact that WWE let me leave on what I consider good terms and helped me get clean is a miracle.”
WWE made a big deal out of Adam Rose’s debut, but the former NXT star went on to say that he was petrified when he got called up.
“When they told me [I was going to the main roster], I was petrified. NXT saw Adam Rose at his best; they saw the character grow up, all the way back from when I was [former character] Leo Kruger. Everyone who goes to Full Sail knows how special it is there. For some of us, it’s the best place for us, because once the [WWE] machine eats you up and spits you out, you know it. Nothing prepares you for the day-to-day life on the road. But how many people get the opportunity to have that opportunity?”
Adam Rose will be wrestling his final match when he faces Bull Dempsey Atomic Revolutionary Wrestling’s “Star-Spangled Slammer” at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa, Florida.