The Rise of Wardlow in AEW
One of AEW’s biggest strengths is their long term storytelling. The saga of Wardlow and MJF is just another successful example of this.
From the moment Wardlow was introduced as MJF’s enforcer, we’ve seen teases and a build up to an eventual program between these two wrestlers. AEW took their time to build this, and to always give hints that Wardlow was going to turn on MJF sooner rather than later.
This year, AEW finally pulled the trigger on Wardlow leaving his “job” as MJF’s bodyguard to become his own man. The fans have loved Wardlow ever since.
One of the best things about this Babyface Wardlow run has been his gimmick. Being handcuffed by security guards, then always kicking their asses has been fun to watch. Needless to say, this is Wardlow’s time…
MJF deserves a lot of credit too. He has been the perfect heel, and his job to slowly build this program has been fantastic. A terrific job from both, nonetheless. It has definitely done wonders for Wardlow as badass babyface. Despite this, the program is not over.
Wardlow vs. MJF will take place at Double or Nothing. Wardlow needs to go over, especially after all the shenanigans MJF has put him through since day one. If this match is done right, this could be remembered one of the best long term stories AEW has told thus far.
What are your thoughts on Wardlow’s current run? Does he get the win at Double or Nothing?