At AEW All Out 2019, a vignette aired promoting the arrival of the mysterious Wardlow.
In the vignette, Wardlow, with Anna Jay by his side, gets into a fight in the parking lot with multiple men, but eventually stands tall. Wardlow would eventually make his debut on the November 13, 2019 episode of AEW Dynamite, attacking Cody Rhodes and aligning himself with MJF.
Speaking to Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports, Wardlow discussed the original plans for the character.
"The original plans for my character essentially, still what they are, with just a little altered with the Max thing. It's still, Wardlow is Wardlow. He's Ric Flair meets James Bond meets John Wick. Wardlow is always going to be dressed nice, always in a suit, always with a beautiful lady on his arm and whooping ass. That's what you always expect from Wardlow. Essentially, that's where we're at, we just gave Wardlow the role of the bodyguard protecting Max," he said.
When asked about the scars on his shoulder during the video, Wardlow explained, "Those were injuries acquired from all of my parking lot fighting. Those were fresh wounds from the date from the night before and the fight the night before."
Wardlow has since split from MJF as his bodyguard and, if he can get by Shawn Spears in a cage match, will face MJF at Double or Nothing 2022.
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