An AEW star has not held back on an infamous segment that they were involved in which they rather kindly referred to as “f*cking dogsh*t.”
The Factory’s Anthony Ogogo’s highest-profile match so far in AEW came back at Double Or Nothing in 2021 when he took on Cody Rhodes. The entire storyline between the two men caused controversy as it became a USA vs. UK angle with Rhodes cutting his infamous promo that is best remembered for his references to racism.
That wasn’t the only polarising segment that took place during the feud with both men taking part in a weigh-in live on Dynamite that, to be kind, did not go as planned.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Anthony Ogogo was not so kind when discussing it and says he was in the segment and even thought it left a lot to be desired:
“F*cking dogsh*t mate, f*cking dogsh*t! So Cody said to me that we were going to do a weigh-in. I’m like ‘Cool, so what’s going to happen?’ And Cody is brilliant, he is brilliant at what he does and he has got a great mind for it, he is a really good coach, great promo coach. QT [Marshall] is a great wrestling coach, any move he can teach you how to do it, how to get out of it, the reversals. QT is the f*cking man.”
“However, [Cody] was like ‘We are going to do a weigh-in.’ I’m like ‘Cool, who is getting knocked out? What are we going to do.’ [Cody responds] ‘It’s a weigh-in, we are not going to touch.’ I’m like ‘oh.’ I have watched enough wrestling to know that that’s a bit drab, a bit of sh*t. [Cody says] ‘Nah it’s gonna be cool.’ It’s my third week on TV, I am going to turn up, work hard and do what I am told. Mate, I am in it and I am thinking this is crap.”
Ogogo then explained how he seemingly upset Paul Wight – known in WWE as The Big Show – with a word that definitely would have been censored on television:
“You got Big Show there sweating his tits off and getting really hot. So I said to him [Big Show], I’m just being a heel and I thought that he hated me for ages. I said to him ‘Can’t you count you dumb yank?’ And then after the segment has happened, no one was happy. I was just doing my job, there was nothing that I could do. I get my phone and my friend texted me, he said ‘I can’t believe you called Big Show a c*nt.’”
“I went [makes confused face] did I? When I go out there and the red light goes on I am in the zone and what I do is real. That is my favorite word and I say it all the time, but even I wouldn’t have said that. I do get lost in the moment because it becomes real to me. If I have a problem with someone, I will call them every name under the sun before knocking them out, so like possibly I did.”
“So I watched it back and I said ‘You can’t count’ and when I said count it looks like I said [c*nt], but I didn’t. So I’m like agh, I saw him next week but he didn’t speak to me, he was busy not because of that.”
Anthony Ogogo then explained why he was embarrassed by the segment and named some AEW stars whose action and intensity he is a big fan of, saying he’d rather be like them than parading in his underwear:
“Mate the whole thing was disastrous, but I feel like I’m the victim. It was my first kind of entry, and I am in this really weird segment that wasn’t my idea. I would have rather knocked out Goldust, knocked out Dustin. We get out the ring, we bicker, maybe Aaron Solo gets beaten up and me and QT get away scot-free. At least then something happens.”
“But I have this weird thing where I am wearing Union Jack pants, I get up on the turnbuckle and get a yay/boo thing, which is so childish. I like the Bryan Danielson and William Regals that are so in your face and smash, Jon Moxley [as well]. They get stuck in, that’s what I like about wrestling, I like blurring the lines between real and not real.”
“I don’t like standing in my pants going ‘Boo! Yay! Boo!’ So I was embarrassed. I had never stood on the turnbuckle before with no shoes on, and those metal struts are very hard. So my poor little feet are getting dug into by these metal struts. I wanted the ground to swallow me up, but you got to do your job.”
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