Officially earning his AEW contract at Double or Nothing by defeating MJF, Wardlow has enjoyed a mixed run ever since. He won the TNT Championship from Scorpio Sky in July and still holds the title to this day, but he hasn’t enjoyed the level of success with the title as others have.
Regardless of the mixed reception to his booking, ‘Mr Mayhem’ remains a popular figure in the Tony Khan-helmed organisation, and was recently a guest on Busted Open Radio. Although Wardlow was unable to answer who from the AEW roster would make a good horror villain, he made quite a chilling remark when asked if he’d seen the hit Netflix series You:
“I have girls chained up in my bedroom, but no one in my basement.”
Wardlow Reveals How He Prepares For Matches
During the same interview, which took place prior to his successful AEW TNT Championship defence against Matt Taven on AEW Rampage, Wardlow explained how he mentally prepares himself for his matches. Again, this answer involved spending intimate time with women so he can be in the “proper headspace”:
“The night before, I do usually spend with a beautiful woman to keep my mind off of things and I wake up in the proper headspace. I’m thinking about everything other than my opponent, essentially. I do some serious training. I’m always doing serious training. When people ask me, ‘How do you prep for this match?’ I prep for the biggest match of my life every week of my life. That’s why I am who I am and why I’ll be where I’m going. I live a little differently.
I treat every gym session like I’m preparing for the biggest pay-per-view title match of my life. That’s what is going to get me to that moment. Usually, the night before, I like to have a good dinner, be with a beautiful woman, wake up clear-minded, and I’m about to eat the biggest breakfast. I eat a monster breakfast on the day of a show. Then I’m going to eat Matt Taven alive. It’s just another match.
We know how this goes. You know what you’re getting with Wardlow. I’m going to beat the shit out of him, Powerbomb him multiple times, and I’m going to win. If Mike [Bennett] and his little girlfriend [Maria Kanellis] want to get involved, I’ll take them too.”
It appears the next contender for Wardlow’s TNT Championship will be Powerhouse Hobbs, who set his sights on Wardlow following his match with Matt Taven.