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Wardlow shares the impact CM Punk has had on his career

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Wardlow spoke with "One on One with Jon Alba" this week to discuss his AEW journey so far, liking the chase more than the endgame, and about how CM Punk has helped him.

Wardlow was asked how is climb between 2019 and now feels to him:

"Man, 2019 was very personal for me. 2019 will be the most important year of my life. That's when everything happened for me," he said.

"I said at the beginning of 2019 that it would be the year of Wardlow. I said that at an indie show in front of 300 people. Less than six months later, I was signed with AEW."

"Now three years later, after spending three years with Max, in the background, in the shadows, silent, to be where I am today is, and I know this sounds probably cliche or really dumb, but it's my destiny. It truly is and I wholeheartedly believe that."

Wardlow talking about the liking the chase rather than the endgame:

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"I love the chase. So many people are so focused on the end goal that they don't necessarily understand or comprehend what it takes to get there. I focus on how to get there," he said.

"The end goal is much less satisfying than the chase. The real thrill, the real fulfillment is that chase and the time, the work, and the effort that's put into that end goal."

"I swear to God, there's not a single person on this earth that has worked harder than me, and that has been through more hell, then I have to get where I am today."

Wardlow said CM Punk has helped him out in AEW:

"I can honestly say Punk has been somebody that has helped me tremendously. Punk has a beautiful mind for this business. He has given me ideas or altered ideas that have helped get me to where I am, and he's going to continue to help me blast off to the moon."

"He has an incredible mind and I'm always learning from him."

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