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Since the inception of All Elite Wrestling it’s been obvious that Wardlow is one of the stars to watch, and he’s been working his way up the ladder. Wardlow is currently chasing the TNT Title, but some fans have wondered why he wouldn’t just go straight for the AEW World Championship. Recently Wardlow spoke to Forbes about his title aspirations while explaining why he’s focused on the TNT Title at the moment.

“This is what people need to understand. I am absolutely 100 percent without a doubt, without a question, am going to be AEW World Heavyweight Champion one day. That doesn’t even concern me. To me, that’s money in the bank.”

“But before he pursues AEW’s top prize, the 6-foot-3, 267-pound superstar has his sights set on another title: The TNT Championship. “I cannot give my energy to that [the AEW World title] until I take care of unfinished business. You don’t just get to disrespect Wardlow and get away with it, and there’s a gentleman in the company that has, so it’s time for him to pay the piper.”

Wardlow also talked a little bit about AEW’s viewership, and he made it clear that he wants to be one of the stars who brings in viewers for the company.

“I’m very in tune with numbers, and my main goal for AEW is, I want to be the reason we have more viewers. I want to be the reason the female viewership goes up. I want to be the reason that 18-49 demographic goes up. I want to be the reason our ratings are higher. I know I can’t do it on my own. It takes help from the other young talent. It takes help from the legends and the guys coming over, but I want to be one of the guys that are moving the needle for this company.”

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