AJ Francis has explained why he won’t wrestle every weekend and wants to be booked with the HitMakerZ.
Francis, better known as Top Dolla, is a modern-day jack of all trades with his background as a football player, rapper and host of WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures.
Since their WWE release in November, Hit Row has gone their separate ways, most notably with Swerve Strickland recently signing with AEW.
Speaking on the Public Enemies Podcast, Francis explained why he won’t be wrestling every weekend and wants to be booked with the other former Hit Row members.
“People think we’re beefing because Swerve is doing his own thing. I will never have a problem with a black man getting his money. Ever. He wanted to do his own thing. I’m happy for him. It’s clearly going well, he’s flying all over the country. I don’t want to do that. I don’t have to do that. I don’t want to go out every weekend and work wrestling. I would do that when I was in WWE, but I don’t want to do that if I don’t have to. If you see me at a show, you know it’s because I want to be there, it’s not because I have to make money. When you see me at GCW, it’s because AJ Gray reached out to me and was like, ‘I’m trying to get you on the show.’ That’s my mans. You see me at MCW, it’s because when I was a kid growing up in Maryland, I would go to MCW. If you see me at another show, it’s because I know somebody there and I have respect for somebody who works there. I don’t feel the need to go out every weekend. The good thing is, if you just want me, I understand and that’s cool, but unless you’re my mans, I’m not trying to come if you’re not trying to book Tehuti (Miles) and Brianna (Brandy).”
Swerve has made appearances for NJPW Strong, PROGRESS and DEFY before signing with All Elite Wrestling at AEW Revolution.
As previously mentioned, Hit Row will reunite as the HitMakerZ against Shane Taylor Promotions at GCW’s For The Culture event during WrestleMania 38 weekend.
Francis also previously revealed that he is signed on for multiple seasons of WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures during a recent signing.
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