AEW’s Anthony Ogogo on His Career, Injury Woes, and Staying with the Company
It’s no secret that AEW has a stacked roster. This comes as both a blessing and a curse, as several performers may not receive as many opportunities as they desire. One such underutilized talent on the roster is Anthony Ogogo. He recently disclosed that he chose to extend his deal with AEW as he owed it to Tony Khan and fans for showing faith in him.
Ogogo, a former British boxer who won a Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, transitioned to wrestling and struck a deal with All Elite Wrestling in 2019. However, his wrestling career has been marred by injuries, apart from a marquee match with Cody Rhodes at Double or Nothing 2021.
In a recent chat with Fightful Wrestling, the 34-year-old revealed the reason he renewed his contract with AEW earlier this year was because he wanted to live up to the expectations fans and Tony Khan have for him. He also mentioned that he liked the company’s atmosphere and those working under its umbrella.
Ogogo also expressed his readiness to work, stating that he is waiting for the phone to ring and is eager to prove himself as an “enigmatic” performer in the industry. He believes that his unique style and background as a former boxer set him apart from other British wrestlers like Will Ospreay and PAC.
Anthony Ogogo last competed for AEW in a dark match on the 4th November edition of Collision, where he defeated Jon Cruz.
Now, the question remains whether Ogogo will be given the opportunity to shine in AEW and fulfill his potential. Only time will tell if he will be able to make his mark on the company and the wrestling industry as a whole.