• AEW Powerhouse Wanted To Be The Next Jeff Hardy
AEW Powerhouse Wardlow was recently interviewed on ‘The Wrestling Classic’ podcast, where he shared some stories about his old backyard wrestling days.
MJF’s former bodyguard revealed that his first goal back then was to become the next Jeff Hardy.
Here’s what Wardlow said:
“I don’t really comprehend how I look. I understand I’m 6’3, I’m 265 pounds and I look like a Viking comic book character.
I feel like people judge me on that, and I think a lot of people, especially in the world of wrestling assume that I’m some dude that didn’t make it as an actor, didn’t make it as a professional athlete, didn’t make it as a bodybuilder, whatever he was trying to pursue so he is just giving this a shot.
Nope, I’m just like every 5’5, 160 pound backyarder because I was a 5’5, 160 pound backyarder. I was a runt, bro. I anticipated being the next Jeff Hardy, that was my initial goal in wrestling.
So I spent years doing Swantons and teaching my body to flip and twist and corkscrew. I was like ‘Oh yeah, I’m gonna sell my a$$ off and I’m gonna do really cool stuff.’
And then I blow up during my Junior and Senior year [in high school]. Your body, muscle memory, your body still remembers that stuff. So I spent all of these years teaching myself high-flying stuff and then blew up physically. So I’m capable of doing things guys my size shouldn’t be capable of.”
Wardlow is considered one of the few AEW Originals that are actually booked and pushed in a proper way and the fans seem to be behind him as well.
It would not come as a surprise if we would actually see him getting signed by WWE in a few years from now, considering that pro wrestlers his size are probably a better fit for WWE, as opposed to AEW.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (July 6, 1997) – WCW Worldwide
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Bash at the Beach 1997’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Billy Kidman vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Dean Malenko vs. Jerry Flynn
Mortis vs. Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Rick Fuller & Maxx
Super Calo vs. Hector Guerrero
The Amazing French Canadians vs. High Voltage