NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch has revealed that talks about a potential AEW match quickly ‘fizzled out’.
AEW held its first crossover event with NJPW on June 26, aptly named ‘Forbidden Door’.
Speaking with the Wrestling Perspective podcast, Trevor Murdoch revealed that there were briefly discussions about him possibly wrestling an AEW bout, noting:
“There was some discussions with AEW, but I think they kind of fizzled out pretty quick because they were talking about the forbidden door and guys getting injured, but I don’t think it lasted very long. I’m really not inquiring. I’m focused on the NWA and being a representative for the NWA.”
Murdoch became NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion at Alwayz Ready, winning a fourway bout for the vacant gold.
Believing that he’ll finish his career with NWA, Murdoch said:
“Cinderella has found his shoe. When I was a young guy, I was open to all of that. ‘Whoever will pay me the most and push me.’ NWA treats me right, when I’m in the ring, I feel like that’s where I’m supposed to be. When I watch the program, I feel like that’s what I’m supposed to be doing.
“This is where Trevor Murdoch is supposed to be, right here. At the end of the day, when NWA says, ‘Hey Trevor, we’re done with you in front of the camera,’ that’s it. This is where I’m finishing my career, in the NWA. In my personal opinion, I won’t be able to top what I’ve done, just in the short time I’ve been here.
“I’m a tried and true NWA guy. I don’t want to go to AEW, I don’t want to go to WWE. They’re great in their own respective, but Trevor Murdoch fits in the NWA and I’m happy here. This is where I’m going to stay.”
As referenced by Murdoch, a number of top AEW stars are currently out of action due to injuries, including AEW World Champion CM Punk.
Check out a list of every injured AEW star and expected return dates using our AEW injury tracker.
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