AJ Francis aka Top Dolla shoots on his second run with Hit Row in WWE not working out

During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, former WWE star AJ Francis aka Top Dolla commented on his second run with Hit Row in WWE not working out…

“I feel like they didn’t have an idea how to use Hit Row. I feel like the idea of the hip-hop stable just didn’t really gell with what they had creatively and what they wanted to do creatively. They had different plans for the three of us. I’m just happy that Briana and Tehuti, which are B-Fab and Ashante ‘Thee’ Adonis are still there. I’m happy they’re still getting money. I’m happy that they seem to be getting involved on the show. I have no ill will towards anyone there. It’s just now I got to worry about me. I don’t care about anybody else but me. That’s why I don’t want to be in no factions. I don’t want to be in no groups or tag teams. I’m tired of people pretending that I need other people. I can do it by myself and I’m going to do it by myself.”

“Hunter always had a lot of respect for me and we were cool. Paul Heyman is one of my biggest supporters. I don’t know how to say it other than like, sometimes I just never felt welcome. Like when other talent would be in Gorilla, like, I would go in Gorilla and watch people’s matches, and I would watch the dark matches, and I would watch during the show, and I just didn’t feel like I was supposed to be there. I just felt like the energy around was like, I shouldn’t be in there. I don’t know why I felt that way. Nobody ever came up to me and was like, ‘Yo, you can’t get out here.’ but you know, you can read a situation, body language. I really don’t know. I would show up every Friday to SmackDown and I would get in the ring. Even if I was by myself, I would literally run spots with a ghost. There’s plenty of people that will attest to this. I would get in there with Regal. I would get in there with anybody that wanted to get in there with me. I did everything I could on the dark matches to get the crowd going. Every time we did a dark match, they let us cut a promo. The crowd hated our guts. The babyface came out. The babyfaces got cheered. The babyface got over. It started the show off on the right foot. It happened every time. It happened in every country we went to, and it’s like, I don’t know. The thing is I just genuinely feel like they didn’t have a plan for Hit Row.” (quote courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)