AEW superstar Wardlow recently joined The Wrestling Classic program to discuss a number of different topics, including how he originally anticipated at being pro-wrestling’s next Jeff Hardy. Highlights from the interview are below.
On his physique:
I dont really comprehend how I look. I understand Im 63, Im 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 [Im] some dude that didnt make it as an actor, didnt make it as a professional athlete, didnt make it as a bodybuilder, whatever he was trying to pursue so he just giving this a shot. Nope, Im just like every 55, 160 pound backyarder because I was a 55, 160 pound backyarder. I was a runt, bro.
Thought he was going to be the next Jeff Hardy:
“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, Im gonna sell my ass off and Im 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 Im capable of doing things guys my size shouldnt be capable of.
(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)