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Wardlow Leaves The Pinnacle, Says He’s Now Free


Wardlow might still be under contract with MJF, but he no longer gives a damn. Wardlow is now flying solo.

AEW Revolution was a career defining night for Wardlow. After winning the Face of the Revolution Ladder match to earn a shot at the TNT Championship, the powerhouse appeared to turn his back on MJF during his clash with CM Punk.

With Punk laying prone, MJF dragged himself to the edge of the ring and yelled for his enforcer Wardlow to make his way to the ring. The monster, duly arrived on the scene and began searching for MJF’s Dynamite Diamond Ring. The only problem being, he couldn’t find it, or could he?

With an incredulous MJF unable to believe what he was seeing, Punk delivered a GTS to his rival onto the thumb-tacks. Then with MJF in trouble, Wardlow magically found the Dynamite ring and left it on the edge of the ring in front of Punk to a huge roar from the crowd.

Speaking on the March 9th episode of Dynamite, Wardlow addressed his actions. The giant explained that it was time to stop supporting someone else’s dreams, and instead follow his own. He said that MJF wasn’t a good person, but working for him enabled him to provide a better life for his mother and his family, after their previous struggles.

The powerbomb machine added that he was still under contract with MJF but he no longer gives a damn. Wardlow said that he was no longer watching MJF’s back, no longer his bodyguard and no longer in The Pinnacle. He was finally free.

He closed by saying that if MJF releases him from his contract, they can go their separate ways. The Ohio native said that he was coming the TNT Championship, and AEW is his world now.

Dynamite also saw the long-awaited debut of Jeff Hardy, while Chris Jericho turned his back on the Inner Circle, creating the Jericho Appreciation Society.