Vinny Pacifico goes into detail about his January 2023 booking with All Elite Wrestling.
On the January 9, 2023 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation, Vinny Pacifico faced off against Powerhouse Hobbs in a singles match. As it turns out, this match was special to Pacifico, as it was the first match he had wrestled since the passing of his grandmother.
In a new interview with Fightful, Pacifico talked about the booking and how he dedicated the match to his late future mother-in-law.
"So the first one was special to me, Powerhouse, because my future mother-in-law was in the hospital from Thanksgiving, she passed away January 1st. The whole time she was there, I told her, ‘Hey, I got booked. I’m gonna go out to Washington.’ I wanted to make her proud because she’d been in the hospital for a month and a half at the time. So I wanted her to know, ‘I’m going out there to do the best for you and the family and be the best me possible for you guys. Hopefully something happens.’ Three days before I flew out to Seattle, she passed away. It was so rough. It was rough. But I put on my wrist tape her initials and I made the most of the opportunity. I dedicated it to her. It was rough. But it was awesome getting to see Matt Taven again and people who I’ve known for a while. It was such a cool locker room. I’m a huge fan of wrestling in the northwest scene. I love it out there. I say the best fans are out there. Having AEW Wednesday, Friday and then DOA Saturday—that’s actually where that energy drink spot happened—it was a great week."
Elsewhere in our interview with Pacifico, he talked about the previously mentioned energy drink spot and how it led him to landing a partnership with BANG Energy. Fans can learn more by clicking here.
Fans can check out Fightful Overbooked's interview with Vinny Pacifico from January by clicking here.