The “AEW Unrestricted” podcast was the perfect opportunity for Prince Nana to reveal how he got signed to AEW. Although he was somewhat disappointed and was looking for a new chance, he did not give up on his goals.
“One of my producers, we were having a business meeting that morning going over plans for the rest of the year and moving on. We were doing it early. It was August. I had just gotten back from Los Angeles doing some Independent dates out there.
I don’t want to say that I was thinking to myself, ‘Is it time for me to hang it up?’ I don’t want to say that, but I was contemplating more like, ‘What more can I do to give back as much as I can to the wrestling business without seeming selfish’ Being on TV is an opportunity.
It’s not something that everybody gets. So I wanted to make sure I gave back in some kind of way. But anyway, we were sitting down having our discussion. It was probably 1:30 or two o’clock in the afternoon. Yes, I’ve been to the AEW shows in the past because I have a ton of friends who are supportive of me and they know that I support the product, and boom, I got a text out of nowhere from one of the executive producers at AEW.
He was like, ‘Hey, listen. Are you local? Are you in the area? We had a little discussion and next thing you know, boom”. - he said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Things turned out for the best for him, and that was also the moment when he met Tony Khan.
“You know Prince Nana has a lot of money, so money is not an issue, So Prince Nana, boom, was in Boston, Massachusetts. We got the Tully Blanchard situation out of the way. You know, he’s a great legend that I respect and there’s nobody’s shoes that I would like to fill more than Tully Blanchard.
Everything that I did in the wrestling business came together in one day. I always remember that day and I’ll always remember all the people involved. I met Tony Khan that day. I met him before, but I met him again that day, and what a great meeting we had”.