All Elite Wrestling‘s Sonjay Dutt was the latest guest on AEW Unrestricted with Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When asked about returning to an on-screen role to work alongside Jay Lethal, Dutt revealed it was an easy decision because Lethal is his best friend.
“Wow. Okay, so I don’t remember the date; I think it was like April 1 because it was a week before my birthday,” Sonjay Dutt began. “And a week prior to that, Tony Khan came up to me, and he had this idea. I guess it’s no secret to him and a lot of people backstage that Jay Lethal, he and I are best friends. We’ve been best friends for 20 years. And when I say best friends, I mean he is at Thanksgivings, Christmas, vacations, he’s family. So, Tony comes up to me and says, ‘Hey, man, I got this idea. I want to try to link you and Jay Lethal on television,’ and then he drops the Satnam bomb.
“And since I stopped wrestling, I was very adamant that my future was not in front of the camera. I kind of refused those roles in previous companies where I was very fulfilled, and I still am. I’m very fulfilled with what I do backstage in cultivating new talent and helping them out and kind of showing them the ropes. That is where I truly feel like I have excelled in the last five-plus years. So when he came to me with this idea, I was kind of hesitant, but when he dropped, you’re going to work with Jay on camera. It was a quick yes, being on camera and working so closely with my best friend. I mean, I can’t write a better story.
“It is truly like a dream come true to be out there with Jay, and Satnam now has joined us. It is a pleasure to work with him and teach him the ropes. We both obviously — Satnam speaks very good English, but I speak the same language as him, Punjabi, we speak Hindi, so I try to let him know that you’re far away from home. But you know what, when we’re hanging out, man, it should feel like home. So I’m having a great time kind of teaching him, me and Jay have taken a hands-on approach with Satnam, and we’re loving kind of what the results have been so far, especially with his in-ring debut a few weeks ago on Rampage. I mean, he killed it. He really did.”
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