Wardlow reflects on 2022 post-AEW Double or Nothing run, feels he beat MJF but didn’t ‘really’ beat him

Looking back on his 2022 run, Wardlow stated that he did not appreciate it and further shared his thoughts about the MJF program

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Wardlow revisits his run from 2022. 

This Sunday, Wardlow is going to challenging Samoa Joe for the AEW TNT Championship at Revolution and the winner of that bout will be defending the title against Powerhouse Hobbs. 

Wardlow made his return to television and got back into a program with Joe. Ahead of Revolution, he was interviewed by Comicbook.com

He looked back on a portion of his run from 2022 and feels he took it for granted. He stated that when he began his feud with MJF, he lost himself. Wardlow added that after he beat MJF at Double or Nothing, the current AEW World Champion came back to television and everything was about him so he beat MJF but didn’t ‘really’ beat him. 

Man, I think about this a lot (2022 run), and I was just thinking about this very in-depth recently because I feel like I took it for granted a little bit. Few reasons. So I’m a negative thinker, I’m my biggest critic. I don’t think at the time, I allowed myself to comprehend just how big I was and how popular and how just outrageous the idea of Wardlow was at the time.

Also, I think there’s a little bit of truth to Max (MJF) calling himself the devil. Right around the time Max and I started our feud, I really just lost myself, and I just wasn’t myself in that whole stretch of time. I was just a different person and I was a ball of stress and I really couldn’t focus or grasp what my life was or should have been. And even after I beat Max, the devil wasn’t gone. He still had his claws in my back. And the next night, here I am, Wardlow, getting my name chanted by a sold-out crowd like we haven’t seen in decades. And the next (episode), I’m back to doing nothing and Max is dropping this bombshell of a promo and now the show’s still all about him. I beat him, but I didn’t beat him. So there’s a lot to be said there. All’s I’ll say is I’ll dance with the devil again, and that time will come and things will be a little different next time. I guess I have a lot to prove to myself and I have a lot of wrongs to right. And this opportunity with the TNT Title gives me that. And after Sunday, I look to be calling myself Mr. Revolution. Because yes, last year, it was the big Ladder match, it was the moment with the ring. This year, if I can recapture the TNT Title… when I recapture the TNT Title, I will be Mr. Revolution.

Wardlow confronted Joe on the Revolution go-home edition of Dynamite and to hear POST Wrestling’s review of that show, head over to this link

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