AJ Francis says WWE’s new A&E series isn’t scripted.
Newly-debuted NXT Superstar, AJ Francis, was shown to the WWE Universe on television prior to his NXT arrival by way of the WWE series on A&E, WWE's Most Wanted Treasures. On that show, AJ is presented as a super fan who is a wrestler in training and acts as the middleman between WWE and the individual selling the desired item(s) that episode is centered around.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, AJ says, despite what some may think about reality television, this series is not scripted, he is just showing his true self to the world.
“This show isn’t scripted, it’s entertaining,” Francis said. “Kicking it with Undertaker and Kane, I’m like a kid in a candy shop. I’m a mega-fan, I can relate to the fans, and that’s why I’m here. I’m not playing a character. That’s me.
“People still ask me, ‘You like wrestling? What’s wrong with you?’ So I get it. We go into the houses of these collectors. Sometimes, their friends don’t get them, their family doesn’t understand, but I do. I stare at a framed picture of Kevin Owens and a signed Roman Reigns shirt on my wall. I understand the passion. So when I walk into someone’s house, and I see these incredible collections, I appreciate the art form even more.”
On the most recent NXT, AJ debuted as part of a new faction with Ashante “Thee” Adonis, Briana Brandy, and Isiah "Swerve" Scott. If you missed any of the action from the most recent NXT, check out our live coverage here.