“It was the All In show. I had only worked with the Bucks once,” Lynn noted. “It was the King of Trios tournament for Chikara. I worked for Kenny years ago in Winnipeg. There were a lot of guys on the show that I had worked with on Indies. When I first heard what they were doing, I really admired what they were doing because I worked for all the big companies, but I was only with WCW for a year, the WWF a year and the rest, when I was with TNA. [and] Ring of Honor, I could freelance.
“So the majority of my career was still on the Indies, so I really admired what they were doing. So I called The Bucks. I said, ‘I really admire what you’re doing here. Could you use me as a special guest referee? And they said, “Of course”. So we did, and after the show I was talking to them. They didn’t go into specifics or anything, but they were sort of like, “We could have big plans. Starting a Great Business ”and I’ve heard this story 100 times over the years. I just kept it on the back burner, and then I think after AEW’s announcement, I texted them a congratulatory text and stuff.
“And then when I saw Double or nothingI called them back and said, “I really don’t want to be in front of the camera anymore, but would you be able to use me as an agent or something behind the scenes?” And they said, ‘Sure’, and that’s when he said on the phone, ‘By the way, we sent you a contract? And I said, “No, that’s the first time I’ve heard of it,” and they said, “Alright, I’m going to email you a contract, take a look and let us know. And that’s how it all started.
At the start of the podcast, Schiavone revealed that he spoke with Britt Baker. He revealed a message Baker wanted to send to Lynn regarding his Lights Out match against Thunder Rosa.
“I got a phone call from Dr Britt Baker DMD,” Schiavone said. “She said, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, “I’m getting ready to do a podcast,” and she said, “I know, and it’s with Jerry Lynn. And I want you to make sure the world knows he’s the reason for the hardcore match, and he’s AEW’s GOAT. I couldn’t be where I am without him. So Jerry, what a way to start our podcast.
“Well that was nice, but they went over there and did it,” Lynn said. “They broke their buttocks. And I’m still learning. I’m still learning from all the other coaches. You never stop learning, and I still have a long way to go. It was the nasty part of having to pull out of wrestling because I had no choice in the matter. My body said it was done, and there was so much that I wanted to improve. So in that aspect, I wish I could still step into the ring.
Schiavone commented on the use of thumbtacks in the game. In response, Lynn gave some details about his coaching style to AEW.
“Even in my own games and the games I coach, I would never ask someone to do something that I wouldn’t do myself, and it’s all up to them,” said Lynn. “And I always tell everyone if there’s something you don’t feel comfortable doing, don’t do it because that’s where something bad is going to happen. So it’s up to them to decide.
the Dynamite the main event was announced a week before. Lynn revealed when he found out he would coach the match.
“I found out probably two or three weeks later,” Lynn revealed. “I don’t know exactly because every time you go on TV and watch 40 to 80 games the nights get blurry. I discovered it, I think, two or three weeks in advance.
Edwards called back at night and Baker and Rosa were wiping their blood. Lynn explained why this is a pet peeve of her wrestling pet.
“He’s a pet peeve of mine because then you bled for nothing,” Lynn said. “I told them, if you’re bleeding, don’t let your forehead touch the canvas. Don’t let your face touch the canvas, as that will erase everything, and you will lose the effect of creating the drama. “
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