Before last Sunday’s Double Or Nothing event, All Elite Wrestling star Anthony Ogogo spoke to Wrestling Inc, and discussed his salary. Ogogo, who earned a bronze medal in boxing at the 2012 Olympic Games, also revealed that he took a pay cut to wrestle in AEW. Check out his comments below.
On his match against Cody Rhodes at Double or Nothing:
“For me, it’s just nice to be back in front of a crowd full of people because my last boxing match was five years ago. It’s been a long time. I’m built, I was born for the crowd. I was born to perform in front of people.”
On his AEW contract:
“I’m not even on a tier. I took a pay cut to do this. That’s how much I wanted to do this. I took a massive pay cut to do this. I’m on a developmental contract. I might be their first developmental wrestler. As it happened, I just developed a hell of a lot quicker than anyone thought I’d develop. The development is over on Sunday when I pin Cody to the mat, 1-2-3. Actually, I’m not going to pin him. I’m going to spark him out. I’m going to knock his block off. When he’s rendered unconscious, that’s when my development ends.”
(H/T and transcribed by WrestlingInc)