JD Drake Says Wrestling With AEW Is “Living A Dream”


JD Drake has been a performer with All Elite Wrestling for some time now, most regularly appearing as part of the Wingmen stable along with Ryan Nemeth, Peter Avalon, and Cezar Bononi. The longtime indie standout (who also teams with Anthony Henry as the WorkHorsemen tag team) spoke in a recent interview about his time with Tony Khan’s promotion.

Talking to Josh Nason of the Wrestling Observer, Drake spoke about his optimism for AEW’s future, and named some talents that he enjoys working with.


You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

Discussing his time with AEW: “I’m never satisfied, ever. I feel like myself and Anthony Henry are one of the best tag teams you still haven’t seen yet. You give us the opportunity, and we’ll become a household name. End of discussion, period. To say that I’m disappointed with my run would be the furthest thing from the truth. I am living a dream that I should have never had the opportunity to live, especially according to what others have told me in other companies in other places that I wasn’t fit to compete for them. Hold my beer and watch. It’s been the time of my life.”

On working alongside some of the industry’s greats: “Five-year-old me is literally excited that I get to wrestle on television and be known by fans all over the world, and work with guys like Arn Anderson, Jake Roberts, Dustin Rhodes, Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross, Dean Malenko, Jerry Lynn. The list goes on and on. Guys I grew up watching as a kid are now my co-workers. How can I be upset about that? Would I have liked to have won more matches in my time? Well, of course, but I’m still able to step foot into a professional wrestling ring for a company that is the second largest company in America, will soon be the largest company in America, in my opinion, the best company in America, and do the thing I love the most, next to raising children and being a husband. I absolutely love professional wrestling. I love performing, I love teaching. I can’t say anything but good things about my run. Hopefully, it gets better. I’m going to make sure it gets better. Before I’m done, you guys are going to see the real me.”

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