Wardlow Is Finally #AllElite! Beats MJF At AEW Double Or Nothing 2022

AEW officially says "hello" to Wardlow at Double Or Nothing... and "goodbye" to MJF?

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Wardlow is finally #AllElite.

After close to three years on All Elite Wrestling television, albeit under MJF's kayfabe employ, the fast-rising big man finally won his freedom at Double Or Nothing 2022. Defeating his former paymaster in one of the most lopsided high-profile matches AEW has ever promoted, the teary-eyed powerhouse was announced as an official roster member.

Confirmation came as "you deserve it!" chants poured down from the building's every crevice. A crowd that was never anything less than 100% on Wardlow's side throughout the match stayed with him until the end.


The bout was effectively a squash. Felled by a dozen Powerbombs as part of Wardlow's latest symphony, MJF had less than nothing for his opponent. Throwing out almost every dirty trick in his playbook, MJF, in one last, desperate roll of the dice, offered to quadruple his former bodyguard's salary. A few minutes later, he was being carried out of the building.

If this was MJF's last match in All Elite Wrestling, he went out the old-school way by putting the next guy up over in the strongest way possible. Dominated, Powerbombed, and stretchered to the back, it was a traditional heel's farewell.


The match's brevity and one-sided layout will inevitably raise further questions on MJF's murky AEW future. We'll bring you further details as they emerge.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.