Shawn Spears thinks he has a major role in honing Wardlow in AEW

Shawn Spears believes he was a powerful influence on Wardlow, which led to Wardlow becoming famous in AEW.

Mr. Mayhem has steadily grown in prominence over the past few months. During the rivalry between MJF and CM Punk, the former Pinnacle member betrayed his employer to start his own feud with the Salt of the Earth. This snowballed into a heated rivalry in AEW.

During a series of squash matches Wardlow had under MJF’s employ, Shawn Spears was almost always seen accompanying him. According to the president, he had more impact on Mr. Mayhem’s performance than meets the eye.

In a conversation with Mark Henry on the Open exploded podcast, the former WWE star opened up about how he shaped Wardlow’s rise.

“So I’m the guy in his ear, whispering. I did Wardlow. While everyone was focusing on Max and CM Punk, I was making Wardlow the star he is. When guys reach a certain level, or they start gaining a bit more popularity, or they start making a bit more money, or their star goes up a bit, their thought process also changes. […] We made him a star and now he’s rising up and wanting to go his own way. Want to do your own thing? Go ahead,” Spears said. [H/T Fightful]

Shawn Spears will face Wardlow in a steel cage match at AEW

After Mr. Mayhem signed MJF’s new contract this week, it became certain that Shawn Spears would soon face his former stablemate in a steel cage match.

The new contract had a host of terms that Wardlow had to agree to in order to have a chance of getting his hands on MJF. Among other things, winning the match in the steel cage proved to be a particularly difficult condition since The Salt of the Earth will act as a referee during the fight.

MJF gets cheers and Wardlow gets booed. Long Island is a completely different galaxy man 😂#AEWDynamite

With MJF desperate not to face his former henchman, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say the match wouldn’t be a fair fight for Wardlow. Only time will tell if Mr. Mayhem is able to overcome the odds and move on to the next chapter in his feud with the Salt of the Earth.

Do you like the Wardlow-MJF storyline in AEW so far? Sound off in the comments section below.

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