Wardlow has been on a roll for the past few months, as he has organically gotten over with fans. Mr. Mayhem has the tools of the trade and is clearly honing his craft on a weekly basis. Tony Khan also compared his rise in AEW to Sting’s pro wrestling career.

Wardlow defeated MJF in a huge way as he squashed him at AEW Double Or Nothing. Since then, it has been made evident the company wants to push him to the moon.

While speaking on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan talked about Wardlow’s rise in AEW. Khan compared Wardlow’s trajectory to Sting’s in the pro wrestling world.

“I am a big fan of old wrestling, as are all of you on the phone, and I know some of you have to be fans of the UWF,” Khan said. “I’ve driven up and down the road in the car with Tommy [Dreamer] a bit – we talk about the UWF a lot. And I remember another wrestler who people don’t necessarily think of as somebody who started out kind of a heater. Not exactly the bodyguard, but similar where they were helping out another wrestler, working with them, not necessarily focusing on their own career. And it might not be who you think, but 35 years ago, there was a guy breaking in, and his name’s Sting.


Sting and ‘Hot Stuff’ Eddie Gilbert. It’s kind of interesting going back and looking at how Sting’s career kind of got started and who he became. But I believe Wardlow could have a great career. And you saw Sting start in a similar position to Wardlow, where he was at first in the background working for another wrestler, and now he’s kind of become his own man.”

Wardlow defeated 20 men on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. He is currently on a mission to win the TNT Championship, so it remains to be seen whether that will happen or not.

h/t Wrestling Inc

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