Don Callis Says He's In Recruitment Mode, Has His Eye On Swerve Strickland

Don Callis is looking to recruit.

As currently constructed, the Don Callis Family consists of Powerhouse Hobbs, Konosuke Takeshita, Will Ospreay, and Kyle Fletcher. Hobbs is currently sidelined with an injury, while Ospreay is a bit reserved in his place in the family.

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Like a true coach, Callis is always looking for talent to add to the team.

"I’m in recruitment mode. I’ve got my eye firmly set on Swerve Strickland because Swerve is a class A talent with a class C management, and I’m talking about Prince Nana, who I like, he’s a good guy. But Prince Nana is not equipped to manage the world champion. I am, and I’ve proven it. I’ve managed multiple world champions in my career. Everything I touch turns to gold. Everything Nana touches turns to nothing," Callis told Tim & Eli on Battleground.

Swerve is the reigning AEW World Champion and part of the Mogul Embassy, though the group hasn't been aligned on television in recent months.

"I am all about advancing the Don Callis Family. We are all about higher-level consciousness, where if we wrestle each other, it’s about making ourselves better. It’s not about putting one guy down. So I think I’m very, very focused on that. I think, you look at Kyle Fletcher, six-five, 240, kid’s only 24 years old. As we used to say in the business, he’s a puppy with big paws. So you can imagine what Kyle Fletcher is gonna look like a year from now, after listening to my tutelage. You can imagine what Powerhouse Hobbs is gonna do when he comes back. [Konosuke] Takeshita, who’s probably the best pure athlete in All Elite Wrestling, former Olympic-level decathlete, these are the types of athletes that I recruit. Now, I’m looking at Swerve Strickland, I’m looking at Orange Cassidy, Claudio, and a kid named Zak Knight, who I think is an up-and-comer as well," said Callis.

Callis was seen interacting with Orange Cassidy on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite.

Elsewhere during the interview, Callis discussed Tony Khan wearing a neck brace at the NFL Draft. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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