MJF has been going out of his way to place roadblocks between himself and Wardlow. Wardlow has been gunning to get out of his contract with AEW’s top heel so that he can shine on his own. At every turn, MJF has had yet another obstacle for him to overcome.
One of those was a match against W. Morrissey. The Impact Wrestling star was defeated by Wardlow on the May 4th episode of Dynamite. It turns out Morrissey wasn’t the only outside talent that was considered for the storyline.
Fightful Select has reported that Killer Cross (formerly Karrion Kross in WWE) was originally approached to face Wardlow. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement and Tony Khan went in another direction. Khan is still open to working with Kross in the future.
“Killer Kross, formerly Karrion Kross, was approached for the match against Wardlow. However, we’re told the two sides couldn’t come to terms for the appearance and decided against it. At the ROH Supercard Of Honor Post-show scrum Tony Khan said that he enjoyed Killer Kross and Scarlett’s work and he was open to doing something with them in the future. Kross was approached by AEW after those comments and a tentative plan for him to work the May 4 show was mentioned.
Where we’ve heard that talks fell apart was as the date got closer, Kross became aware that his wife Scarlett would not be a part of the presentation in All Elite Wrestling. Kross was concerned that his introduction to the AEW audience would mimic that of his WWE debut against Jeff Hardy, as opposed to the successful NXT formula that helped lead him to two NXT Championships. Those that we’ve spoken to believe that AEW and Kross are on good terms and there’s a possibility they’ll do business in the future.”
Tony Khan is a fan of Killer Kross and Scarlett. With the parties all still on good terms, we could see him in AEW in the future. AEW fans will have to wait and see what happens.
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