Wardlow recently spoke with the folks from Muscle & Fitness to promote this Sunday night’s AEW Double Or Nothing 2021 pay-per-view.
During the discussion with the popular bodybuilding magazine and digital outlet, The Pinnacle member reflected on his past steel cage match against Cody Rhodes in AEW, his first wrestling match ever and more.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On making the decision to be a wrestler in high school: “I grew up on the Hulk Hogans and the Ultimate Warriors. It was the Arnold and Sylvester Stallone era. In elementary school, I had a Bowflex cable system in my bedroom … a very small bedroom [laughs], and it took up the entire bedroom, but that’s how much I loved working out. Dave Bautista was blowing up in the wrestling world, and I remember looking at him and thinking, ‘That’s it, that’s what I am gonna be.”
On his first wrestling match ever: “I think there may have been 25 or 30 people there. But it’s so much adrenaline, like you can’t even comprehend it. I was asked how long I had been wrestling, and people were surprised that it was my first match. In that moment, I knew that this was what I was meant to do.”
On his steel cage match in AEW with Cody Rhodes: “I remember me and Cody squaring off in the ring. And that’s it. I don’t remember the entrances, or anything else. When I got backstage, I was so overcome with emotion because I had put so much pressure on myself. This was my literal dream coming true.”
Check out the complete interview at MuscleAndFitness.com.
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