The Dark Order’s Alan Angels departed All Elite Wrestling at the end of last month after his contract expired and he turned down a pay-per-appearance deal.
During his time in AEW, Angels had a high profile match with Kenny Omega on an episode of Dynamite in April of 2020. The match, which lasted a little over six minutes, drew some criticism from fans over its length.
During a recent appearance on the “Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling” podcast, Angels commented on his match with Omega, the advice he received from Cody Rhodes, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the criticism of the match: “Yeah, of course, I heard it all. Yeah, I didn’t really care … My dad gets more upset about that stuff than I do … I could care less. Like, I’m living my dream right now. I’m doing this for a living and that’s all I could ever ask for. So, if there is some guys online that want to talk sh*t about me, or whatever it may be, that’s fine.”
On the advice Cody Rhodes gave him after the bout: “Cody told me after the match, he said, ‘Just be sure when you’re in that position that you do the same for that next young guy.’ I’m definitely going to keep that in mind. If I am ever in that position where, you know, I’m the big name on the card and I’m wrestling someone that’s relatively unheard of, I’m going to give him some stuff … I think I was surprised at how much I got. I thought maybe I would get, I don’t know, like a few punches or some sh*t, but I didn’t think I was going to be bumping him and stuff like that. And like I said, I owe my career to like, three or four people and Kenny is definitely on that list of guys that I really owe my career to.”
(h/t – Wrestling Inc)