Now that he is no longer with the company, Justin Gabriel is free to speak his mind about his tenure with WWE. He noted that he was frustrated for approximately three years. Management simply refused to notice and acknowledged the effort that he put out in order to get a push. Gabriel even stated that he took the initiative to go work down in NXT to develop his character more. When the boiling point hit, he simply asked for a release.
June 2, 2015
During a recent interview, Justin Gabriel revealed that he came with an idea for Vince McMahon to be the person underneath the bunny suit. He would be a bit more hardcore and even chase the heavyweight championship. Then, one day, the bunny is knocked out and revealed to be McMahon. Gabriel stated that everyone in the creative department loved the idea when he pitched it, but management opted against going through with it.
May 19, 2015
The main reason why Justin Gabriel decided to walk away from WWE was because he wanted to be able to perform more frequently in front of fans. He still had a passion for the industry, but grown frustrated because he was basically a filler guy for the company. He now gets his chance to show his magic in the ring again. Gabriel has signed a contract with GFW and will be part of the roster that will be touring later on this summer.
May 6, 2015
For those of you that are critical towards Justin Gabriel for giving up on his career in WWE, it should be noted that he really tried hard to turn things around. He even came up with a new gimmick called Darewolf, a combination of a daredevil and a werewolf. Gabriel claims that Vince McMahon really liked the idea, but Triple H was the one that shot it down. Gabriel then tried working in NXT, but eventually realized his chance would never come.
March 19, 2015