Ryan Nemeth Reveals Christian Cage Came Up With The Wingmen Group

Ryan Nemeth has found success in AEW since returning to wrestling.

Nemeth left wrestling in 2018, but returned in 2021 and has become a staple on AEW programming. Nemeth has linked up with JD Drake, Peter Avalon, and Cezar Bononi as The Wingmen.

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Speaking to Chris Jericho on Talk Is Jericho, Nemeth explained how The Wingmen came together.

"There was a time where I think, maybe Tony (Khan) just liked seeing me in matches but didn't know where I fit in. 'Okay, let's try you tagging with Peter. Let's try you tagging with JD.' Then, things kind of overlapped with Peter and Cezar tagging and it was like, is this a group or not a group? It was unclear what was happening. I remember walking out on Dynamite and three people were like, 'Have you talked to Tony yet? Go talk to him.' I knocked on the door, he goes, 'You're going to be The Wingmen. Christian thought of this. He thinks you guys look kind of funny together and it could be funny. You can figure it out, right?' I went back, gathered everyone around and was like, 'Aright, we're the Wingmen now. You know, when you go to a bar and help a guy meet a girl. We're just that. All the time.' It's not ever about women, at least it hasn't yet to be. It started out as us trying to make JD as sexy as the rest of us, which I love that we think we're the sexy ones. I went on Amazon and ordered what I thought were sexy shirts from the early 2000s. A lot of see-through things," he said.

The Wingmen are regularly featured on AEW Dark and AEW Dark: Elevation, both in the ring and in vignettes.

Elsewhere during the podcast, Nemeth said that his brother Dolph Ziggler may have gotten in trouble for "anti-advertising" his AEW match. You can find Nemeth's full comments by clicking here.

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