Wardlow won the TNT title from Scorpio Sky on AEW Dynamite two weeks ago. Mr. Mayhem brutalized the Man of the Year in mere minutes. He successfully defended the title against Orange Cassidy at Fyter Fest last week.
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Wardlow had been primed for big things from the start. He got organically over with fans during his storyline with MJF. Many believe AEW did the right thing by giving Wardlow the TNT title.
WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg, however, isn’t a fan of AEW’s current booking of Wardlow. Road Dogg was a guest on Dr. Chris Featherstone’s podcast, and he completely eviscerated the promotion for their handling of the big man.
“I wasn’t a fan. It took him 18 minutes. First they give him the jabroni title. It doesn’t mean nothing when he was a guy that seemed like he was The guy, and maybe he is in the future. I just don’t think you needed to give him that other than the best title and then it took him 18 minutes to beat the jokey guy.
“I didn’t understand it at all. It was literally booking 101. You put your big huge, beautiful baby face against this other beautiful babyface with a gang of guys out there, like, what are we trying to do here? What are you trying to do in this segment? What story are we telling? Is it just a good win for Wardlow? Okay, six minutes. Kick me, kick me, kick me, go for the superkick, and I powerbomb the crap out of you.”
Jim Cornette also blasted AEW for putting Wardlow in a title match against Orange Cassidy. Wardlow said his top priority is to restore the title’s prestige by issuing open challenges. Keep reading Ringside News for more.
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