Dad Reflects On AEW Dark Appearance, Tony Khan's Reaction

On the May 28 episode of AEW Dark, John Morrison (Johnny Elite) picked up a victory over Marq Quen in the main event.

After the bout, he was joined in the ring by Dad (Nathan Barnatt). Dad is a content creator who has been friends with Morrison for years and Morrison was his cornerman for Creators Clash, where Dad scored the fastest knockout in YouTube boxing history.

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Speaking to Jeremy Lambert and Stephen Jensen on Fightful's The Spotlight, Dad reflected on his AEW appearance.

"I was there just hanging out with John and then John ran the idea by Tony about me coming in the ring and dancing at the end to celebrate and Tony is like, 'Yeah, let's do it.' Tony saw a video of me and I'm like, 'My God, no one is going to know what the heck is going on, it's going to be so confusing for the wrestling fans that don't know me.' A couple of people knew who I was, but it did not register on camera. It was when we were walking about the ramp, people were like, 'Dad! You're the Quantum Father!' That was crazy, I got in the ring with John, danced around on Dark, and after the upload cuts, what you don't see is we're walking up the ramp and I met Tony Khan, who closes the show at the end of the night, I shook his hand and he goes, 'Dad Bot, very nice, nice to meet you.' 'Oh my God, I'm at the top of the ramp with Tony Khan.' He gives the mic to John and he says, 'This is Dad Bot, fastest TKO in YouTube boxing history, 22 seconds,' and everyone cheered. Tony said, 'congratulations Dad Bot.' It was amazing, a great moment for me and my life, just standing on top of the AEW ramp and even in the ring," he recalled.

Dad continued by saying, "I know all about the wrestling world and know what it can be like for another person on the indies who is like, 'Oh, who is this dude coming in and gets to go on the ramp.' I don't ever want to offend anyone or make anyone feel like I'm stepping on toes. I try to be very respectful in the wrestling world because it's not my world, but John is like, 'No, this is your world. You've been doing this for 12 years.' 'Okay, I guess so.' I did train with Rikishi, so I have done training and have been around for a while. It was amazing and I loved it."

Dad mentioned that he wasn't sure how the reaction would be, but noted that the comments on the video were overwhelmingly positive on YouTube.

It is unknown if or when Dad will appear in AEW again, but he has called out Daunhausen and he isn't worried about HOOK. Fans can check out Dad's callout of Danhausen by clicking here.

Fans can watch the full episode of The Spotlight by clicking here.

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