Teddy Lengthy lately revealed in an interview that he was instructed he is too outdated to affix AEW. The WWE Corridor of Famer is without doubt one of the most revered managerial figures within the pro-wrestling enterprise, and to see him in Tony Khan’s promotion would have been a deal with for the followers.
Lengthy started his profession as a referee in WWE however quickly discovered his calling when he was made the Basic Supervisor of SmackDown in 2004. He was a daily fixture in SmackDown’s programming till 2014, after which he retired and was inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame the identical 12 months.
Showing on The Wrestling Inc Dailly podcast, Lengthy spoke about watching Vickie Guerrero on AEW and disclosed he was instructed by the corporate that he is too outdated to affix the promotion. He additional stated that contemplating the ages of many AEW staff, the explanation got here as a shock.
“Effectively, I noticed her popping out only one time [managing Nyla Rose],” stated Lengthy. “I don’t actually get the possibility to observe a lot AEW. They instructed me… I received phrase that I used to be too outdated to be over there [laughs]. In case you check out that [AEW product], I don’t know the way they may say that. However I’m simply saying what I’m saying,” stated Teddy Lengthy.
Teddy Lengthy added that he is at present too occupied with SWE Fury, a nationally televised wrestling present based mostly in Texas, for which he is the on-screen supervisor.
AEW employs many legends of the pro-wrestling enterprise
Ever since its inception, AEW has signed many legends of the wrestling enterprise. So it comes as a shock that Teddy Lengthy was not signed up by the corporate.
The likes of Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Tully Blanchard have discovered distinguished spots in Tony Khan’s promotion.
Arn Anderson can also be beneath a multi-year contract with AEW together with legendary commentator, Jim Ross.
The previous SmackDown GM might have been a superb addition to Tony Khan’s promotion and acted as an on-screen authority determine as properly.
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