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Dijak: People Have This Funny Idea That I Hate AEW, Which Is Not The Case

Donovan Dijak is clearing the air regarding fan theories that he has heat with All Elite Wrestling.

Former WWE Superstar Donovan Dijak recently sat down with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp. When asked about possibly working with All Elite Wrestling in the future, Dijak made it clear he was not against the idea and explained his devotion to the NXT brand for a number of years.

“People have this funny idea in their head that I hate AEW and that I was this WWE shill, which is not the case. I was very protective of NXT when I was part of it, which ironically is most of AEW at this point,” Dijak said. “Black & Gold just shifted over brands to AEW.

“If people were talking shit about NXT, I would give it right back because I’m always going to feel that way about myself and the people I’m surrounded with and associated with. If you look at the AEW roster, I’ve wrestled probably 80% of them between Ring of Honor and NXT Black & Gold. That’s most of the roster. All these people are my friends. At no point was I against the idea (of AEW).”

Dijak responds to the rumors of heat with Kenny Omega

When asked about rumored heat with Kenny Omega after they went back and forth with Omega famously referring to him by the name “Donovan Dickhead” on an episode of Being The Elite, Dijak said as far as he knows, there’s no animosity between them.

“I clarified this in a tweet. Kenny and I, as far as I know, we have no animosity towards one another,” Dijak said. “When that happened, he made the initial statement. I don’t know if it was a work or a shoot. It doesn’t bother me either way. I heard the interview or saw the transcription, and he was taking shots at a roster that I was part of.

“So, I took shots back because that’s what I’ll always do. I don’t care if Vince McMahon took a shot at me. I would tweet at Vince McMahon. If someone comes at me, I’m always going to defend myself, and it will always be lighthearted.

“I have the utmost respect for Kenny and everyone else in AEW. I have never said otherwise. He’s one of the best wrestlers in the world and I respect him, Cody, and everyone who created AEW. I will never change my viewpoint. I will also never back down from an altercation.” [H/T: Fightful]

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