General

Michael Austin Wardlow (January 19, 1988) is an American professional wrestler best known by his shortened ring name Wardlow. He is currently signed with All Elite Wrestling.

Background

Wardlow is trained in Boxing and Jiu-Jitsu. He is also an avid weight-lifter. He is also a college graduate with a bachelors degree.

Professional wrestling career

Early Career (2014–2018)

An Ohio native, Wardlow debuted as early as 2014. His career began in matches within the Ohio state promotions including American Revolution Wrestling and Premier Championship Wrestling. He later expanded his bookings to Pennsylvania's promotions including International Wrestling Cartel, where he became a three-time IWC World Heavyweight Champion and a one-time IWC Super Indy Champion. He also wrestled in Pennsylvania's Revenge Pro Wrestling promotion where he became a one-time Revenge Pro World Champion.

All Elite Wrestling (2019–present)

After signing with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) in 2019, Wardlow was featured in a vignette during the October 23 episode of AEW Dynamite, announcing his upcoming arrival. During the month of November, Wardlow made his debut as a heel enforcer of Maxwell Jacob Feinstein (also known as MJF). He wrestled his first match the following year during the February 19 episode of Dynamite, losing a steel cage match against MJF's rival Cody. During October 2020, Wardlow competed in a AEW World Championship Tournament where he advanced in the first round after eliminating Jungle Boy on the October 21 episode of Dynamite. During the October 28 episode of Dynamite, Wardlow was eliminated in the semifinal match by "Hangman" Adam Page. On the December 2 episode of Dynamite, Wardlow competed in a battle royal won by MJF.

In wrestling

  • Finishers
  • Splash Mountain Powerbomb
  • F-10
  • Signature moves
  • Entrance Music
    • This Is War by Mikey Ruckus (AEW)
  • Nicknames
  • "The Man They Call WARDLOW"
  • Mr. Mayhem
  • Managers and valets
  • Teams and stables

Championships and accomplishments

  • IWC Super Indy Championship (1 time)
  • IWC World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • Revenge Pro World Championship

External links

All Elite Wrestling
Roster

AbadonAdam PageAllieAngélicoAnna JayyAustin GunnBig SwoleBillyBrandiBrandon CutlerBrian CageBritt BakerCash WheelerChris JerichoChristopher DanielsChuck TaylorCodyColt CabanaDarby AllinDarius MartinDaunte MartinDax HarwoodDustin RhodesEddie KingstonEvil UnoFiveFrankie KazarianHikaru ShidaIsiah KassidyJack EvansJade CargillJake HagerJoey JanelaJohn SilverJon MoxleyJungle BoyKenny OmegaKip SabianKris StatlanderLance ArcherLee JohnsonLeva BatesLuchasaurusLutherMarko StuntMarq QuenMatt HardyMatt JacksonMatt SydalMax CasterMaxwell Jacob FriedmanMelMichael NakazawaMiroNick JacksonNyla RosePACPenelope FordPenta El Zero MPeter AvalonQ.T. MarshallRebaRey FénixRicky StarksRihoSammy GuevaraScorpio SkySerena DeebSerpenticoStu GraysonShawn SpearsSonny KissTay ContiTenThe BladeThe ButcherTrentWardlowWill Hobbs

Tag Teams & Stables

Best FriendsBrotherhoodChaos ProjectDark OrderDeath TriangleThe Gunn ClubFTRJurassic ExpressPrivate PartySCUThe Butcher And The BladeThe EliteThe Hybrid 2The Inner CircleThe Lucha BrothersThe Young BucksTop Flight

Broadcasters

Alex AbrahantesDasha GonzalezExcaliburGoldenboyJim RossTony SchiavoneTaz

Referees

Aubrey EdwardsBryce RemsburgFrank GastineauMike PoseyPaul TurnerRick Knox

Ring Announcers
Justin Roberts
Interviewers

Alex MarvezChris Van VlietJenn Decker

Staff

Arn Anderson TrainerBilly Gunn (Road Agent, Trainer)B.J. Whitmer (Coach)Dean Malenko (Coach)Hikaru Shida (Trainer)Jerry Lynn (Road Agent, Trainer)Jim Ross (Road Agent, Booker, Backstage Helper)QT Marshall (Trainer)Tully Blanchard (Trainer)

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