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Wardlow gives high praise to MJF for pushing AEW wrestlers to focus on psychology in wrestling matches

Wardlow was on Busted Open Radio this past week to talk about his career, working with Chris Jericho, MJF, and much more.

Here are some highlights:

Wardlow was asked when he knew this is what he wanted to do with his life: “At some point in elementary school.  I was very, very young…I’ve known this is what I wanted since I was a child, since I can remember.”

Wardlow was asked to give his thoughts on Chris Jericho:  “It’s truly surreal.  There are moments when we come backstage from that and I’m on the same type of a high when I get done having a match just being in a segment with Jericho because obviously, you watched him through the years.  He’s done absolutely everything in the business. He’s a true legend. He’s somebody I’ve watched for years. So, to be able to not only share a ring with him, but to be associated in the same faction as him, is just truly mind-blowing. Sometimes I still have to pinch myself to make sure this is all real. He’s great, obviously, as a learning tree to sit under. He’s a very nice guy and a very cool dude. He taught me a lot and it’s been so much fun working with those guys.”

Wardlow was asked if the guys, when putting together a match, if the psychology is talked about first or if they are worried about going out there and doing something spectacular that is going to garner more attention initially than psychology would? Wardlow said, “It depends on who you’re working with. Obviously, as you guys know, I haven’t had a great amount of matches, so the ones I have been involved with, there’s been some individuals where it’s just like, we got this spot, we got this spot, we got this spot. Then there’s some guys who really take their time and ponder and really think about things and how to make sense. Adam Page was one that I was really impressed by the way he just dissected things and wanted everything to just make sense and click. I really appreciated that. That’s one thing about Max (MJF). Max is big on psychology and storytelling and I’ve witnessed Max come into situations where people are talking about hitting spot after spot after spot and Max comes in and is like, ‘Guys, that makes no sense.’ So, one thing about Max, and obviously you guys know, we all know, is he gets it and that’s why he is so successful at such a young age. I do appreciate when Max comes in and says let’s tell a story. Let’s make this make sense.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit Busted Open Radio with a h/t to for the transcription. Busted Open Radio can be heard on SiriusXM’s Fight Nation (Channel 156), Monday through Saturday from 9 am to Noon eastern.


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