Wardlow has been on roll for the past few months, mostly due to him getting over with fans. Mr. Mayhem has all the tools to succeed in pro wrestling, including the looks, charisma and in-ring skills. He also had a difficult life growing up.

The Ward-Dog is the current TNT Champion and has been booked very strongly as the champion for the time being. As such, he has managed to become one of the most beloved stars in the company.

While speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast, Wardlow talked about his past alcohol and substance abuse issues and how he managed to overcome them.

“That still is mind blowing to me. I mean, how much wrestling I watched growing up and how much I obsessed with it, and how far off track I got after high school, and for a while seemingly ruined my life and my dreams. I mean, I went down a really bad path for a while with drugs and alcohol and depression and sort of finally make it into finally being in this company, not AEW company, but the company of the likes of Matt and Jeff. It is a beautiful thing. It’s overwhelming. It’s overwhelming on a daily basis, how much damage I did to my life and to be able to get it all back and fight for it back and be here and be sitting next to this man.”


We will have to wait and see what AEW will have planned for Wardlow. If last week’s promo was any indication, fans might just see a new side to him.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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