Speaking on the Dynamite Download podcast, Wardlow talked about the people who have supported him and helped him in his career. “[Billy Gunn] helped me for a long time when I was going through that [phase where I was] just murdering everybody.
[…] It was him giving me some sort of tweak every week. I just remember being so excited every week to come back every week to do it again and tweak whatever we had talked about. I’d fix that and he’d have something new for me.
It was really this cool thing for a while and he still helps me to this day”. - he said, as quoted by pwmania.com Cody Rhodes He still has respect for Cody Rhodes, who is no longer a member of AEW. “I love Cody and I’ll always support Cody no matter what he’s doing.
He’s never been anything but kind and supportive of me and I’ve never seen him be anything other than that with other people”.
Wardlow and his movie role
In an interview with The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, he also revealed a great desire
“That’s something I’ve really thought about recently is like something to pitch to Tony.
Rather than pitching, ‘Hey, I have this wrestling idea’, but rather, ‘Would it be beneficial for me to get like a movie or a TV role?’ I want AEW to be successful, so if I am able to do a movie role, which would just be another dream come true for me, it can be also beneficial to this company and get a whole new set of eyes on us”.
“I said this from day one. One of my main goals in pro wrestling was to make wrestling cool again, or to be one of the people that helped make wrestling cool again. Growing up, everybody was talking about pro wrestling.
Adults were coming over. We were having full blown pay-per-view parties. Kids at school we’re talking about it. Teachers we’re talking about it. Pro wrestling was cool. It was part of the mainstream media. I want to get back to that.
I want kids to think it’s cool again and to know it’s cool. I want kids to be talking about it at school. I want kids to be inspired by me. I want wrestling to be the Rock Star show it once was and I truly believe that if I could go and it pull some some other people from different audiences to us, I truly feel I’m capable of doing that. I truly feel like I am the guy to do it. So yeah, maybe that’s the conversation I need to have with Tony”.