Jack Evans revealed that his AEW contract was not being renewed after it expired last month. Evans was an early signing by Tony Khan’s company. He debuted with Angelico in 2019. Jack said his big salary may have been his undoing.
Evans recently spoke with Chris Van Vliet about his time in AEW. Jack said the salary he was drawing made him a little soft. He gained some weight and got lazy outside of the ring.
Jack thinks things started out well. When COVID hit, things got a little dicey. Injuries and other ongoing problems kept him from being at his best.
“I feel like that salary contract made me a little soft. There was a little while where I got a bit plump and I fell off after that layoff. I only feel like I started to come back after that layoff, but I think at that point the company had already made up its mind or whatever. I did just kind of get, not lazy in the ring, but lazy outside of the ring.
I feel like for the first year the run actually started out good. We kind of had the place as the semi comedic tag team. Then me and Angelico were at the Mexican border, which got closed because of the COVID restrictions, we had this 4 month layoff. I had this practice match when I came back, and I actually got my face broken again, so there was another 2 month layoff. I feel like after that, I never came back full force, I really feel like I deteriorated.”
Jack Evans is willing to admit that he got too comfortable. Evans had high expectations when he joined AEW. Things didn’t work out, and Jack is more than willing to admit his own mistakes played a big part in that.
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