Wardlow Asked Jeff Hardy For Permission To Use The Swanton Bomb, Hardy Praised His Version

Though Wardlow is known for his power, specifically the powerbomb symphony, he also has grace for a man his size.

Fans have seen Wardlow hit a swanton bomb dating back to his cage match against Cody Rhodes. He's used the move more frequently recently as he's faced bigger guys like Lance Archer and W. Morrissey.

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The swanton bomb was made famous by Jeff Hardy, who is now with AEW as well.

Speaking to Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post, Wardlow revealed conversations he had with Jeff about the swanton bomb.

"Man, it’s a weekly thing now, where I just find myself backstage in awe of what my life is. You know I asked Jeff for permission to use the Swanton Bomb. I was getting ready for those three matches where I knew was going to have to wrestle some bigger guys. So I was wrestling Lance Archer, (William) Morrissey and these bigger dudes. I said, 'Hey Jeff, I’m wrestling some bigger guys, I might have to pull some things out that I’ve never done before or done in a while. If I find myself in a situation where I need to hit a Swanton Bomb is that OK with you?' He said, 'Absolutely, hit that thing.' And I found myself in the situation against Lance Archer where I found myself on the top rope and I went for it," he said.

Speaking about Hardy's reaction, Wardlow said, "The next week, I feel a tap on my shoulder and I turn around and it’s Jeff and he says, 'Hey man, that’s a very graceful Swanton.' I literally just stood there after he walked away for about 10 minutes with this goofy smile on my face, beet red. I was like, "Welp, that was the coolest moment ever.'"

Wardlow used the swanton bomb against Shawn Spears on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite.

While the move didn't lead to the victory as MJF refused to count, Wardlow did eventually best Spears inside the cage, officially earning him a match against MJF at AEW Double or Nothing.

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