Wardlow talked with our Managing Editor Nick Hausman on The Wrestling Inc. Daily about his upcoming ladder match tonight at AEW Revolution.

While he’s a bigger wrestler, Wardlow revealed his past as a Jeff Hardy fan means he is oddly qualified for this stipulation.

“I am oddly qualified for this match, and experience,” he claimed. “I grew up a very big Jeff Hardy fan. So, I grew up on ladders, I was in my backyard climbing and jumping off ladders my whole life. I have been in a ladder match before that I was victorious. And it’s one of my favorite matches that I had on the indies, with RC Dupree in front of like 20 people.

“But it was an awesome ladder match and it’s one of my favorite matches. So, I know people don’t expect the big man to be qualified for a ladder match, but people are going to be surprised how fast I move up that ladder.”

Wardlow also spoke about what it would mean to share a roster with the Hardy claiming, “It would be absolutely surreal. To be in the same company as Jeff Hardy, absolutely surreal and a dream come true.”

Wardlow also spoke about his own future as a professional wrestler, believing that if his contract with MJF ends up finishing, he could thrive. The AEW star thinks that he has the star power to be a superstar in this business.

“If Max and I ever come to terms and the contract is out of the picture and him and I ever go separate ways at some point, and I do become a part of AEW officially. I truly believe I have every single tool that makes an absolute superstar of a professional wrestler. I truly believe that I have the star power that hasn’t been seen in this business in over a decade.”

It has been heavily rumored that Jeff will be joining AEW in the future. During the recent media call, Tony Khan told Hausman that it is not a forgone conclusion he will be coming.

“I don’t think anybody should consider it a foregone conclusion,” Tony revealed. “I do really like Jeff a lot, I think Jeff is still obligated to another company here for at least several more days. But at some point, when Jeff is free and clear I would love to have Jeff in AEW. Jeff is a friend of mine, I really like him very much, and I think the world of him. I have a lot of respect for him as a wrestler, and he’s also a very nice person. I think he would fit in very well in AEW, and we would love to have him, potentially.”

If you use any quotes from this article, please credit The Wrestling Inc. Daily with a h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription. 

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