A top independent star has revealed that recent career choices appear to have dented any hopes of joining NJPW Strong any time soon
Sam Adonis claims AAA switch has cost him a shot in NJPW Strong
Sam Adonis is creating a huge name for himself in the wrestling world following a string of impressive performances for the likes of MLW and the NWA, but has claimed that any chance of him testing his skills in NJPW have been dented by a recent switch to AAA.
Speaking recently to Tru Heel Heat, Adonis spoke of his increased credibility since joining AAA:
It would be, so the best way to compare it would be CMLL would almost be considered a professional sport, whereas AAA is almost like a TV company, an entertainment group. They both have their benefits, I learned so much from CMLL.
The only reason I’m in the position I am right now is because CMLL gave me credibility to be looked at by AAA as a legitimate luchador. You’d laugh because a lot of the matches I had there, my job was to be the American heel, you know, but I had to learn all the crazy lucha stuff that you see in all these matches that the cruiserweights are doing. There’s so many people who had no idea what I can do while I was there because I was just doing my job. Whereas now, those guys in Mexico see me as a CMLL wrestler and they say ‘come on well shit, he’s gotta be good.
You cannot wrestle for CMLL without passing those tests and doing those workouts’. So that gave me the credibility with AAA and now I work with Konnan, he’s the booker. He’s fantastic, he’s such a genius on every level of wrestling. It’s just cool now to be in that position and have the credibility
He went on to claim that his switch to AAA had left him blacklisted from NJPW Strong, however:
But there’s tension and there’s always gonna be the CMLL fans hate the AAA fans. Most of the wrestlers could not care less, I’m still cool with a lot of the CMLL wrestlers. We would never get a picture together posted online, it’s not worth it. I think that’s more of a CMLL thing than a AAA thing.
My bosses could care less, they’re chill. They know it’s apples and oranges, CMLL is so hard headed. But I actually lost out on an opportunity with New Japan STRONG because of CMLL.
Apparently I’m on a black list because of the fact that two years after I left CMLL, I still have to pay my bills and started working for their competition. Now because I made the jump, oh nope New Japan won’t cut you because you work with AAA
A top NJPW Strong star recently took aim at CM Punk during Battle In The Valley in San Jose, California
H/T: Fightful for the transcription