One-half of the MLW Tag Team Champions Davey Boy Smith Jr has commented on potentially departing from MLW to sign with AEW (All Elite Wrestling).
The former WWE star was a guest on this week’s WINCLY Podcast to talk with Wrestling Inc.’s Nick Hausman where he spoke about a wide range of pro wrestling related topics.
During the interview, he talked about this possibility and if it’s something that he would be interested in. This is where he made it known that he hasn’t spoken with anyone from AEW and that if he did, it would be tricky due to him working for NJPW.
“I haven’t spoken to anyone [from AEW] yet,” Davey explained. “I think that it’s awesome that they’ve created something new and different, and I hope it’s a fresh breath of air for the wrestling world. Something that’s just a different alternative, and hey, competition is always a good thing, right? For WWE and for everybody else, it keeps things interesting and it keeps things more exciting. It sounds like they have a lot of money because they can sign guys to, apparently, pretty good contracts. I haven’t been contacted by them, but if I were to be, I don’t know what the situation is with New Japan. It seems that they’re not really working with AEW, which is too bad, because guys like The Young Bucks & Kenny were featured stars in New Japan. And then when they started their own company, it seems that things have kind of split. I’d have to look in to what would be the best situation for myself.
“You know what? I wish them all the best. I would like to be a part of it if there’s interest, if there’s a situation that I can be in there but I don’t know if it would work with New Japan. I’m not sure.”
Cody, Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Chris Jericho, PAC (formerly known as Neville in WWE), Britt Baker, MJF, Joey Janela, Penelope Ford, Frankie Kazarian, Christopher Daniels, Scorpio Sky, Jimmy Havoc, Sonny Kiss, Sammy Guevara, Trent Barreta, Chuck Taylor, Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Aja Kong, Yuka Sakazaki, Kylie Ray, Nyla Rose, and Kenny Omega are currently the talents under contract.
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