Right now, Wardlow’s rise in AEW has been one of the best stories in pro wrestling. 2022 was his year, winning the Face of the Revolution match, beating MJF to get out of a rotten contract and winning the ff last week. His win over Scorpio Sky to win his first singles championship in AEW was huge, and he was able to stay calm and collected during that victory thanks to Cash Wheeler.
Wardlow made sure he enjoyed the moment
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Wardlow had the opportunity to thank FTR’s Cash Wheeler for a pep talk before stepping into the ring. Wardlow was quoted saying the following.
“Honestly, I’m normally extremely nervous and nervous and focused, just tunnel vision type concentration. Before the game, I was actually a lot calmer than usual. I don’t know why. Cash Wheeler made me a nice pep talk right before. That might have helped calm my nerves. Cash and Dax Harwood always help out, those guys are phenomenal. I think Cash got into my head a bit and reminded me to breathe and having fun and enjoying the moment and soaking it in. “Tonight might be one of those nights you want to remember forever, so make sure you soak it in so you can remember it.” I tried to do it and I feel like I did.
The first title defense arrives on Wednesday
Wardlow won’t have long to enjoy his title win, however. He is booked to defend tomorrow against the red hot Orange Cassidy. It’s the return of the open challenge format for the Championship, and fans weren’t expecting such a big challenge for Wardlow just a week into his reign.
Wardlow reveals who in AEW offered advice ahead of TNT Championship win
It’s also a great test of Wardlow’s popularity, as Orange Cassidy regularly receives the biggest reactions from any given AEW event. No doubt they’ll put on a fantastic match, and Wardlow could become the shortest defending champion in belt history if he doesn’t vacillate.
Who will leave Fyter Fest as TNT champion? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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