AEW star Wardlow has spoken about the current state of the AEW locker room, naming several key figures who he considers “leaders”.
Wardlow is currently the TNT champion, winning the belt from Scorpio Sky in July after he scored the decisive pinfall victory over MJF back at AEW Double or Nothing.
Since then, various stories have emerged about backstage altercations and issues in the company, including CM Punk and the Elite being suspended from AEW.
In an interview with the ESPR Podcast, Wardlow spoke about the backstage environment in AEW, and how chaos has effected the environment behind the scenes.
He also named the three top AEW stars that have stepped into a leadership role during the Elite’s absence.
“Everybody backstage has done such a great job of communicating and we’ve been, honestly through all of the…you said chaos. Fortunately, on the inside, it has made us so much tighter. I feel like since all of that stuff happened, these past couple of months have really changed the locker room.
“We have some really positive leadership, guys like [Chris] Jericho and [Jon] Moxley and Bryan Danielson. They are true leaders and they are very passionate. They’ve done such a good job of getting the locker room together and on the same page and getting our company on the right track.
“We talked about this recently, I feel like our locker room is as tight as it was when we started a few years ago. When we first started man, we were all on the same mission. We were a family.
“We survived COVID together, where we spent more time with each other then our own family. It was really really special that year we basically lived in Jacksonville. Everybody bonded so well and I feel like recently, we’re back to that.”
Wardlow is also in a tag team run with ROH Television Champion Samoa Joe. Recently the defeated The Factory (Nick Comoroto and QT Marshall) on the October 12 episode of AEW Dynamite.
Transcription courtesy of Fightful.
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