Jordan Oliver made his presence felt at GCW Slime Season last weekend, but expect to continue seeing him on MLW programming moving forward.
"Yeah, I’m still under contract to MLW. We filmed some awesome stuff. Some really great stuff," Oliver told Fightful in an exclusive interview.
According to various sources, in addition to Oliver, several surprising names at the tapings. Some of which won't even be on screen.
"There were a ton of guys. I mean, there was a ton of guys there that were under contracts to other companies that just came to hang out. It was like, ‘Oh, what the hell. This guy’s a champion over there. What is he doing just hanging out?’ It was really weird. It felt like a big deal, for sure," said Oliver.
In addition to that, Fightful reported over the last few weeks that Major League Wrestling received praise for their handling of COVID-19 protocols. Oliver would double down on that speaking with us.
"They did a great job. They had rapid testing on site. They made sure everyone was, between the tapings, making sure you stayed in your hotel room and all that stuff. They did a great job, I think. One of the better companies that I’ve worked for so far with that stuff, at least."
Oliver is only 21 years old, already with almost two years of television experience. That puts him in rarified air. He recalled getting the MLW contract offer, and knowing he needed it despite being so young.
"So, I had first gotten an e-mail from MSL. Just like, ‘Hey, let’s talk,’ or whatever. Then I hit him back and then me and Court actually got to discuss stuff a little bit, which was really cool. It was super scary. I was only like 19. It was super like, ‘Oh, damn this is a contract.’ I had wanted that. I had been saying for that whole year, ‘Damn. I just wanna get on TV. I just want to learn that style.’ ‘Cause I’m a very goal oriented person. When I wrestle I have a very ‘This is what I want to do. This is how I want to do it.’ So, that year I was like, ‘Damn. I just want to get on TV. I want to learn how to wrestle for TV.’ So, I was chasing the MLW contract. It was just crazy that it actually came to fruition and actually fucking happened. I was scared as hell though, too, as well. I didn’t know how it was going to go. I don’t know anything about TV wrestling,"