Wardlow may be aligned with the impressive firepower of The Pinnacle but the rising star has revealed he has been picking the brains of some of wrestling’s biggest legends in AEW.
‘Mr. Mayhem’ burst onto the scene in AEW in November 2019, backing up MJF during his feud with Cody Rhodes. Since then Wardlow has kept a close watch on MJF and joined him in Inner Circle before MJF revealed his master plan to form his own group that included FTR, Shawn Spears, and Tully Blanchard.
Speaking to former WCW announcer Mark Madden, Wardlow discussed the advice he has been receiving from some of wrestling’s legends in the AEW locker room:
“There’s a few actually, Billy Gunn has given me a lot of great advice. Great mind. Billy Gunn, Paul Wight, [and] now that Mark Henry’s there, he has given me a lot of insight. [Also], Jake ‘The Snake.’ Man, Jake has really really taken a liking to me and really wants to see me grow. Jerry Lynn, [too]. I mean, — we’re surrounded by such great minds and talent, and we’re very lucky to sit under that tree of legends and knowledge.”
The hugely impressive Wardlow has a 22-5 career record in All Elite Wrestling. He was a part of The Pinnacle’s team in both the Blood and Guts and Stadium Stampede matches earlier in 2021.
Most recently Wardlow was the fourth ‘Labour of Jericho’ that Chris Jericho had to get through to reach his eventual goal of facing MJF in a one-on-one match. Despite dominating Jericho, a well-placed baseball bat shot and a Judas Effect were enough for Jericho to claim the victory over Wardlow.