AEW star Wardlow recently spoke with Web Is Jericho about all things pro-wrestling, including how his character reflects his real-life persona, and how excited he is to show fans what he can go on the microphone. Highlights from the interview are below.
How his character relates to his real-life persona:
Absolutely. My character on TV really isn’t a character. My last name is Wardlow. Who you see out there is me. There’s different sides to me. Outside of the ring, I’m usually a very quiet person, so that’s very similar. Outside of the ring I also used to be the maniac you see inside of the ring, but that gets you in legal trouble. I get to be myself in the wrestling ring without having to worry about going to jail for beating somebody to a pulp.
Says he’s excited to show his skills on the microphone:
So it’s very much me. But as you can tell, once you get me talking about something I’m passionate about, I can talk. And I am excited for people to see, ‘OK, he’s not just a body. He’s not just a look. He’s not just strength. He can actually go on the microphone as well.’ So I’m looking forward to that.