Teddy Long reveals why AEW was not taken with signing him

Teddy Long reveals why AEW was not taken with signing him

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Teddy Long not too long ago revealed in an interview that he was advised he is too previous to hitch AEW. The WWE Hall 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.

Long started his profession as a referee in WWE however quickly discovered his calling when he was made the General Manager of SmackDown in 2004. He was an everyday fixture in SmackDown’s programming till 2014, after which he retired and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the identical yr.

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Appearing on The Wrestling Inc Dailly podcast, Long spoke about watching Vickie Guerrero on AEW and disclosed he was advised by the corporate that he is too previous to hitch the promotion. He additional stated that contemplating the ages of many AEW workers, the rationale got here as a shock.

“Well, I saw her coming out just one time [managing Nyla Rose],” stated Long. “I don’t really get the chance to watch much AEW. They told me… I got word that I was too old to be over there [laughs]. If you take a look at that [AEW product], I don’t know how they could say that. But I’m just saying what I’m saying,” stated Teddy Long.

Teddy Long added that he is presently 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 Long was not signed up by the corporate.

The likes of Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Tully Blanchard have discovered outstanding spots in Tony Khan’s promotion.

Arn Anderson can be underneath a multi-year contract with AEW together with legendary commentator, Jim Ross.

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The former SmackDown GM may have been a very good addition to Tony Khan’s promotion and acted as an on-screen authority determine as nicely.

Would have appreciated to see Teddy Long make random tag crew matches in AEW as nicely? Drop your ideas within the feedback part under.

Published 06 Apr 2021, 06:25 IST

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