Tony Khan: It Was Never A Gamble To Put Jungle Boy In AEW World Title Match
The 24 year-old is surely a future AEW main eventer
Despite coming up short against AEW World Champion Kenny Omega on the June 26 edition of AEW: Dynamite, Jungle Boy can keep his chin up knowing that he went toe-to-toe with one of the best in the World.
His work hasn’t gone un-noticed, as AEW President Tony Khan has high hopes for Jungle Boy, and said the following to Sports Illustrated ahead of Jack Perry’s title match this past Saturday:
“That was a completely real moment [at Double Or Noyhing], for Christian to give his approval to Jungle Boy, it meant that much more. You can’t say enough about what Christian did. That’s an important moment in Jungle Boy’s career.”
Khan continued, “He’s grown so much in his time with us, especially over the past year. It’s amazing to see what MJF and Jungle Boy have done since wrestling against each other at last year’s Double or Nothing. So putting Jungle Boy in this spot was never a gamble. He’s going to come through on Saturday night.”
At just 24 years old, Jungle Boy has a long future in pro wrestling should he stay fit and injury free, and this taste of AEW’s main event is surely just the first before a sustained run at the top.