A recent Dynamite segment involved a slew of controversial remarks, including a reference to Marko Stunt, despite him no longer being under AEW contract.
Marko Stunt spent much of his time in AEW as the third member of Jurassic Express. The pint-sized babyface was gradually phased out of the faction – and AEW as a whole – once Christian Cage joined the group as Jungle Boy’s mentor.
In one of the most talked-about heel turns of the year, Cage turned on Jungle Boy, sending him off television in the process. A subsequent surprising moment of reality saw the newly villainous ‘Captain Charisma’ suggest Luchasaurus should “remember what happened to Marko” during a venomous segment to explain his heel turn.
In an interview with NBC Sports Boston, Marko Stunt gave his thoughts on his release being incorporated into the current Jurassic Express dissolution angle:
“I was not aware that it was going to be said or anything, or that my name was going to be thrown out in any context, because it hasn’t been since October. I thought it was kind of lame, but it makes sense… I was a part of that group beforehand, and what he’s basically saying is he came in and got me fired, so in story sense, love it. In real life sense, hey, it is what it is, I guess.”
Christian Cage’s heel turn has struck a chord with AEW viewers. His blistering promo on Dynamite the week after turning on Jungle Boy left many in disbelief. Trashing everything from fans and social media to Jungle Boy’s father, the late Luke Perry, the pitiless ‘Instant Classic’ has turned over a whole new villainous leaf of late.
For now, it remains unclear if Cage’s comment about Marko Stunt will be elaborated on further. What is clear, however, is that Jungle Boy has a heated program waiting for him when he eventually returns to AEW.