On this week’s “The Classes,” AJ Mendez mentioned connecting with WOW Wrestling, his ideas on Serena Deeb, giving Vince McMahon his heads up, and what he feels she brings to WOW.
AJ speaking about how he linked with WOW Wrestling:
“It happened as a result of the final two or three years I have been working on entering into movie and tv writing, which is my preliminary focus at school,” he mentioned.
“I went to NYU movie college to write down and produce. I could not pay for college, they kicked me out and I ended up going to my ardour, my love, which was wrestling. After I retired from that, I began a manufacturing firm.”
“Via that means of being a producer, a author and a wrestler, she appeared like an ideal match when WOW was on the lookout for that particular person, who was a lady who knew about wrestling and who additionally knew write and produce.”
“I spoke with Jeanie Buss, who owns the Lakers. She defined that she was the proprietor of WOW and the government producer. She was very open-hearted and open-minded for me to share this title together with her and for me to carry my expertise in each areas. It felt like the most good match of what I do now in comparison with what I have been in.”
“I have by no means forgotten the place I come from. I am simply not crashing. So it was the best strategy to mix these two loves and see what the subsequent era is as much as.”
AJ speaking about Serena Deeb:
“I have been watching one thing from AEW. I have to say I like so many individuals on the listing. I think the best fighter they have is Serena Deeb,” AJ revealed.
“Serena and I have identified one another for a very long time. I used to be in FCW and I used to be the first unbiased girl that they signed in like a decade or one thing. It was this large downside. He solely had two years of expertise. When she got here in, it was like she was drowning me and this excellent particular person got here to save lots of me. She was an unbiased fighter who had a whole lot of expertise. She was so good and he or she taught me quite a bit in a really brief time period after which she acquired injured, after which I needed to step up and be the locker room chief.”
“All I did was simply imitate what she taught me. She made me a greater fighter. Actually, I credit score her for educating me after which passing that torch to me to grow to be fighter, and every part else that occurred after that was profitable. So she’s the starting of a chapter for me and seeing her shine now is superb.”
On her giving her discover to Vince McMahon:
“He was very variety. He instructed me: ‘The door is all the time open if you wish to come again.'”
“I do know it is completely different for some folks, however for me it was essential to get to the prime on my very own phrases. You return and there are lots of people who’re buried there at the finish. I felt it was the proper time and the proper method. I could not do the rest. There was nothing else I needed in my profession. I really feel like I checked every part.”
AJ on what he feels he is bringing to WOW:
“I really feel like the place I’ve put my greatest mark on the present is the inclusion issue and bringing issues updated, like fashionable wrestling, but additionally like fashionable tv,” Mendez mentioned.
“All of us need to really feel represented and the way we do not need to be caricatures of a tradition, or a kind of girl, or a job. You need it to be extra relatable, however nonetheless keep David McLane’s imaginative and prescient for this type of GLOW spin-off. So it is nonetheless enjoyable. It is nonetheless healthful in a method that households can have a look at collectively, however in a method that feels a bit extra fashionable.”