A main event AEW star has claimed that a number of wrestlers featuring in dark matches for the company have no idea what they’re doing.
During a convention appearance for The Love of Wrestling with Monopoly Events, “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry was asked if he had any advice for aspiring wrestlers. The star emphasised the importance of getting proper training, commenting that many of those featuring in AEW dark matches are “horrible.” He added that they don’t know what they’re doing and are only there because they trained at the same school as MJF.
“I think getting trained properly and well is like an important part of it. You’d be surprised how many guys show up to do dark matches and are horrible and don’t know anything at all. And they’re there because they went to MJF’s wrestling school. So I think going and learning properly and having like a really good foundation helps you wherever you go. So I’d say that.”
Later on in the Q&A, Jungle Boy said that he avoided a lot of advice while on the independent scene as it was coming from people who had been in the industry for “50 years and never done anything.”
“Trying to think, independent wrestling, I feel like every time I did it, I came back through like a million people were trying to give me advice. And a lot of the advice was don’t try and do so much cool stuff, which I didn’t take, because I don’t know. Um, I don’t know, a lot of people have helped me along the way, I guess I think the thing about advice is like, not all of it is good, and you shouldn’t take all of it.
So I think take the pieces you want and take into account who you’re taking advice from. Because when I’m getting advice from a guy who’s been wrestling for 50 years and never done anything, I’m like, Well, maybe you don’t actually know what you’re talking about. So I guess that.”
Jungle Boy Heading For AEW Double Or Nothing Main Event
In recent months, Jungle Boy has climbed into the AEW main event picture. As part of the storyline, there was a “Four-Pillars Tournament” to decide who would challenge MJF at Double or Nothing. However, via fiery promos and plenty of shenanigans, a huge Four-Way-Match has now been confirmed for the event that will see MJF defend the World Championship against Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara, and Jungle Boy.
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