Lady Gaga has influenced a lot of fans through the years, but the Born The Way also inspired an unlikely person, Bronson Reed.

The big Australian is now the WWE NXT North American Champion. He is the Colossal Champion of North America, but he stole his signature pose from Lady Gaga. This is something that he’s not afraid to admit either.

While speaking to After The Bell, Bronson Reed revealed that he was watching a Lady Gaga concert when a burst of inspiration hit him when she threw up her “claw.” Gaga told her Little Monsters to throw up their claws, and the crowd did as she commanded. That was something Reed wanted for himself.

“I was watching a live performance of Lady Gaga. I used to go by ‘The King of Monsters.” She’s singing along, and then all of a sudden, she throws up this claw for her people watching and I see the whole crowd of people throw up their hand like this. She said, ‘All my Little Monsters out there I want you to throw up a claw!’ I go, ‘I’m stealing that!'”


Corey Graves then joked that this also means that Bronson Reed might show up on NXT in a meat suit, just like Gaga did some time ago. “Oh, definitely,” Reed replied in jest.

We’ll have to see how long Bronson Reed holds that title, but he holds up his claw thanks to Lady Gaga.

Can you picture Bronson Reed as a Lady Gaga fan? Sound off in the comments!

Transcription by Thirsty

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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