AJ Types got here extraordinarily near dethroning Drew McIntyre at TLC pay-per-view on Sunday.
It’s been a 12 months of change for Types. He’s moved between RAW and SmackDown a few instances, received the Intercontinental title and in addition needed to shut down his very talked-about Twitch stream.
Vince McMahon made the edict in late October that expertise have been to cease their third social gathering actions and that call finally value Zelina Vega her job.
When Types spoke solely to talkSPORT this week, The Phenomenal One defined to us how he and two fellow WWE superstars had a gathering with Vince McMahon concerning the scenario.
“Myself, Xavier Woods and Sasha Banks had a sit-down assembly in Connecticut with Vince concerning the scenario and it was decided its mental property – that is [points to his face, smiling].
“We do properly as far WWE goes. If there is a chance to pay again that cash we work arduous for in numerous instances, then we most likely ought to,” Types defined.
“I used to be doing this lengthy earlier than the lockdown and the coronavirus. I used to be streaming and doing my factor, so I used to be all the time doing it on my break day, it wasn’t throughout.
“So issues occur. I wasn’t comfortable about it. Nobody was. However, it’s what it’s. I’ll deal with it the best way I’ve to. I’m a staff participant, he’s [Vince McMahon] the captain. I’ll observe his lead so far as Vince is anxious.”
Types went on to say that WWE are having conferences about the right way to deal with and presumably alter the scenario proper now, however Types doubts he’ll get the end result he would love.
“Will it change? They’re engaged on one thing as we converse. Will I be proud of it? Most likely not [laughs]. However, the chance to stream sooner or later is huge open. I clearly have the tools [points to his impressive gaming room full of the best equipment], I simply don’t have the chance proper now.”
One other a part of Types’s 2020 was being part of an on the spot traditional of a ladder match with Sami Zayn and Jeff Hardy again at Conflict of Champions.
In a battle to search out the true Intercontinental champion, Zayn would come out on prime after handcuffing Hardy by his earlobe and Types to the ladder.
It was a genius end and Types says former wrestler now backstage agent Jamie Noble is primarily accountable for the traditional.
“I can’t take all of the credit score for that. All of us put our little concepts that we had into it, however Jamie Noble is the mastermind behind that match.
“He’s the man that you simply wish to work with once you’re placing collectively a match. He’s a genius.
“They got here up with these concepts; they have been humorous, they have been nice and my complete factor with a ladder match is like ‘guys, let’s attempt to not simply do ‘spots’. Let’s do what we have to do and if issues work out the best way they do [then we can do some spots]. It’s all been carried out earlier than, so let’s simply try to make it totally different.
“And mainly, what we did, we instructed a narrative in a match that isn’t recognized to have tales in it – a ladder match. Jeff Hardy was nonetheless capable of put Sami Zayn by a ladder which was unbelievable.
“However, Sami Zayn was simply slick sufficient to have handcuffs and never solely have handcuffs, however pull out a key – it was good!
“Once I was cuffed to the ladder I may go up and I couldn’t go down, it was an excellent transfer by Sami. Everyone hates to see and say it, however it was.
“I used to be very proud of that match and I used to be really very comfortable that so many different followers have been as happy as we have been as a result of like I mentioned, it was a narrative inside a ladder match that isn’t actually heard of,” Types mentioned.
Take a look at TLC this Sunday, December 20, on the WWE Community the place AJ Types and Drew McIntyre will battle in a TLC match