Wardlow Admits He's Been "Very Depressed" Over AEW Absence
Wardlow has opened up about his ongoing AEW absence, admitting that he isn’t feeling great about the current situation.
Ever since splitting away from his role as MJF’s lackey Wardlow has been a dominant competitor within AEW, winning the TNT Championship three times in just 9 months. Lately, however, the AEW original has missing from the promotion’s programming.
His last appearance came on the debut edition of AEW Collision where he lost the TNT Championship just 59 days into his third reign to Luchasaurus. Now, nearly three months on, Wardlow has opened up about his disappearance from AEW.
Speaking during an AEW panel at Terrificon 2023 (via Fandom Spotlite), Wardlow admitted that he feels “depressed” over his current situation and isn’t sure when he’ll be back on AEW programming.
“So, I’ve been off TV for almost a couple of months and I’ve been very depressed. Wrestling is my everything, it makes me happy. It was a rough start for me on Collision, I do not know when I’ll be back, hopefully soon,”
He went on to thank those in attendance for making him feel like himself for the first time in months and helping to “flip a switch” in his head and heart:
“Today I feel like me again for the first time in months. So, I just want to say thank you guys for coming out because you guys really, really flipped a switch in my mind, and my heart that I needed.”
h/t to WrestlingInc