Wardlow Reflects On Jeopardised AEW Double Or Nothing Match
Wardlow’s Double Or Nothing match with MJF was heavily jeopardised
Double Or Nothing 2022 was meant to be Wardlow’s time to shine. After powerbombing his way up the AEW card and getting over with the fans, Wardlow was set to face former boss MJF at the PPV and be established as a big star.
However, the match was jeopardised heading into Double Or Nothing weekend, as the contract situation between MJF and AEW management became tense, and it seemed possible the match would be pulled in the wake of a potential MJF no-show. In an interview with Digital Spy, Wardlow reflected on Double Or Nothing:
“That should be considered one of the best nights of my life and it really wasn't," Wardlow said. "Everything that was going on with Max at the time and then in my life personally. Just nothing was going right and it's kind of sad that everything built up to this big night and there was so much that ruined it. All the crap with Max and everything he was pulling. I mean, I showed up that day not knowing if I was wrestling. There's a lot more I could say about it but I don't want to get angry but yeah, that should have been one of the best nights of my life and obviously the outcome was amazing but I really didn't ever have the opportunity to enjoy it. I feel like ever since that night things have kind of been just off and I feel like I'm still trying to get back on track ever since that night and we'll get there. But it is what it is, in this in life and in this business, not everything goes perfectly."
Since defeating MJF at Double Or Nothing, Wardlow has reigned as AEW TNT Champion, but it can be argued his momentum has slowed way down compared to the pre-DON days.