A former WWE Tag Team Champion has discussed his talks with AEW and explains why they “fizzled out” fairly quickly.
Trevor Murdoch is best known for his days in WWE where he competed mainly as a tag team star alongside the late Lance Cade. Together the two men captured the WWE Tag Team Championship three times during their stay in the company.
These days Trevor Murdoch is an integral part of the NWA promotion where he is the current NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion.
Speaking on the Wrestling Perspective podcast, Murdoch explained why when his time in the NWA comes to an end that will be the time to hang up his wrestling boots:
“Cinderella has found his shoe. When I was a young guy, I was open to all of that. ‘Whoever will pay me the most and push me.’ NWA treats me right, when I’m in the ring, I feel like that’s where I’m supposed to be. When I watch the program, I feel like that’s what I’m supposed to be doing. This is where Trevor Murdoch is supposed to be, right here.”
“At the end of the day, when NWA says, ‘Hey Trevor, we’re done with you in front of the camera,’ that’s it. This is where I’m finishing my career, in the NWA. In my personal opinion, I won’t be able to top what I’ve done, just in the short time I’ve been here. I’m a tried and true NWA guy.”
“I don’t want to go to AEW, I don’t want to go to WWE. They’re great in their own respective, but Trevor Murdoch fits in the NWA and I’m happy here. This is where I’m going to stay.”
Trevor Murdoch then revealed that there were discussions between himself and AEW but they didn’t last long:
“There was some discussions with AEW, but I think they kind of fizzled out pretty quick because they were talking about the Forbidden Door and guys getting injured, but I don’t think it lasted very long. I’m really not inquiring. I’m focused on the NWA and being a representative for the NWA.”