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Wardlow 'still trying to get back on track' after 'ruined' AEW Double or Nothing

The TNT Champion opened up about his last three months in AEW.

In what could be a hybrid work/shoot interview, TNT Champion Wardlow said he's been trying to get back on track from May's AEW Double or Nothing where he defeated MJF -- a night he said was ruined by the controversy leading up to it and personal issues.

Speaking to Digital Spy, he said the night in which he opened the pay-per-view with his big win over MJF "should be considered on the best nights of my life and it really wasn't."

Wardlow won in a quick squash over his former storyline boss, earning his contractual freedom. MJF actually appearing at the event was in question throughout the weekend as his own real life relationship with Tony Khan was brought into the spotlight.

Wardlow said he took issue with the circus surrounding the situation.

"Everything that was going on with Max at the time and then in my life personally...just nothing was going right and it's kind of sad that everything built up to this big night and there was so much that ruined it," he said, "All the crap with Max and everything he was pulling."

Wardlow said he showed up that Sunday not knowing if he was still scheduled. While he said there's more he could say and that the outcome was "amazing," he "really didn't ever have the opportunity to enjoy it."

Since that night, Wardlow has wrestled just seven times (once outside AEW) but did win the TNT title along the way, defeating Scorpio Sky in July. Since then, he has three successful title defenses including a quick one last Friday against Ryan Nemeth.

Even with the success, he said things aren't as great as he would have hoped.

"I feel like ever since that night (DoN), things have kind of been just off and I feel like I'm still trying to get back on track ever since that night and we'll get there," he said. "But it is what it is, in this in life and in this business, not everything goes perfectly."

After his trios match with FTR against Jay Lethal & the Motor City Machine Guns this Sunday at All Out, he wants to re-focus on the TNT title, saying he's ready for "real competition" and can do more than just squash matches.