The Hit Row is formally back.Last evening’s SmackDown featured the former NXT stable. Top B-Fab joined Dolla and Ashante “Thee” Adonis in the ring for a squash match, which Dolla and Adonis easily won. The gang then reintroduced themselves, concluding the ad by identifying themselves as the OG3. According to a Thursday PWInsider story, WWE will be featuring Adonis and Dolla on Friday’s SmackDown. But it wasn’t known if B-Fab will be included at the time.
Debut on NXT
On the NXT brand, the group and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott founded Hit Row in May of last year. They were chosen to join SmackDown in October. The rest of the group weren’t released until November 18, a few weeks after B-Fab on November 4. After signing with AEW earlier this year, Scott has since changed his name back to Swerve Strickland. He is currently one half of the AEW World Tag Team Champions alongside Keith Lee, who was also let go by WWE last year. With the recent return to WWE of Dakota Kai, Karrion Kross, Scarlett, and Dexter Lumis, They are the most recent group to do so.
Hit Row on WWE
Ashante “Thee” Adonis, Top Dolla, and B-Fab make up Hit Row, better known as The HitMakerZ, an American professional wrestling stable that is presently signed with the WWE and competing on the SmackDown brand. They have performed on its NXT brand before. They left WWE in late 2021, and since then, they have competed on the independent wrestling scene and appeared as The HitMakerZ at organisations like MCW Pro Wrestling. On August 12, 2022, the team—minus original member Isaiah “Swerve” Scott—returned to the organisation.
Hit Row Released due to Pandemic
On October 1st, 2021, Hit Row was promoted to the main roster and selected for SmackDown. On the October 22nd broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown, Isaiah Swerve Scott and Top Dolla made their main roster debut tag team match on the SmackDown roster against two local opponents. B-Fab was released on November 4, 2021, and Adonis, Dolla, and Scott were released 15 days later as part of a seventh round of layoffs because to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the stable having been selected for the SmackDown brand as part of the 2021 WWE Draft.