Former AEW star Jack Evans has opened up about how much he regrets his November 2019 clash with Kenny Omega, blaming himself for his performance.
Jack Evans was once one of the hottest things on the independent wrestling circuit, owing to his jaw-dropping agility. It was no surprise, then, that he was part of the inaugural AEW signings in 2019, with he and long-time tag team partner Angelico appearing on the first Double or Nothing pay-per-view that May.
Evans’ contract, however, wasn’t renewed, with the now-former Hybrid2 man officially released at the end of April. Speaking to the PWPonderings Podcast following this, Jack Evans discussed his disappointment with a specific match against Kenny Omega (h/t Fightful):
“There is one specific match. I was super disappointed with my match with Kenny Omega because I had gotten so lazy and out of shape, we actually had to cut out so much and I didn’t perform like I should have. That was a goal I didn’t meet. That really should have been a breakout performance that I wasn’t in the proper shape at all. I got so blown up. That’s a regret. The only goal I had was to do more as a tag team with me and Angelico as TH2 and it never really got off the ground in the way I wanted.”
Kenny Omega ultimately defeated Jack Evans that night, executing a One-Winged Angel to retain the AAA Mega Championship.
Despite being signed to the Tony Khan-helmed promotion for three years, Jack Evans only achieved 64 matches for AEW, the last of which aired on the 12 April episode of Dynamite, though this was taped way back in January. He had previously been associated with the Andrade-Hardy Family Office.
A former champion in numerous independent promotions, including Lucha Underground and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Jack Evans has opened himself up for independent bookings. A return to Game Changer Wrestling has already been confirmed for 18 June at GCW’s You Wouldn’t Understand event, where he’ll face rising star Ninja Mack.