Jack Perry: The 'Pillars' Was Propaganda By MJF To Make Himself Look Better, But He Was Onto Something

At AEW Double or Nothing, the "Four Pillars" of All Elite Wrestling will collide and battle over the AEW World Championship when MJF defends the title against Jack Perry, Sammy Guevara, and Darby Allin.

The "Pillars" were dubbed as such during the early days of AEW because they were homegrown stars who hadn't made their names in WWE, ROH, or NJPW.

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While they've all had varying degrees of success in AEW, all four men have held gold in the company and been linked together through the "Pillars" moniker and various feuds over the last four years.

Speaking to Paste Magazine, Jack Perry discussed the term "Pillars" and the bout at AEW Double or Nothing.

"At first, it really didn’t mean a lot to me, I think the whole thing was kind of propaganda by MJF, realistically. It was a way to position himself as the best of the four pillars. And I think that’s why he came up with the phrase. But I do think he was onto something. And then I think, when you look at the four of us, we’re all super different in a lot of ways. But we’re all young, hungry guys, who really try and push what we’re doing every time we’re out there. And I think, you know, in the beginning it wasn’t even a thing, but I never thought “I want to be a ‘pillar’ of this company.” I just wanted to go out there and have the very best matches that I could have, every single time. And I think those three guys are very similar in that respect. And we do it in different ways. But I think that’s a very kind of common goal that we’ve all had from the beginning. And I guess it’s yeah, it’s nice to see people recognize that, you know, just the group of us and what we’re kind of trying to do and help push the company forward and grow with it and whatnot," he said.

When asked if there was any kind of connection with the other three competitors, Perry said, "Honestly, I really don’t particularly like any of the three, like, personally. So no, there’s not really like any sort of group or anything. But that’s what I think is kind of cool about it. It’s like, I think we have these similarities, but we’re also so different, and we’re all kind of really on our own path. But there’s just kind of that common thread. I think it’s gonna be a very interesting match. Just because we are so similar in a lot of ways. And we are also different. I really kind of don’t really even know what to expect out of it."

Perry has slowly dropped the "Jungle Boy" moniker over the last year, specifically during his feud with Christian Cage.

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