Shawn Spears Explains How Tully Blanchard's Absence Due To Global Pandemic Affected Him In AEW (Video)

Shawn Spears recently spoke with the folks from Wrestle Talk for an in-depth one-on-one video interview covering his recent happenings in All Elite Wrestling.

During the discussion, the member of The Pinnacle faction who is managed by Tully Blanchard spoke about the legendary former Four Horsemen not being able to travel due to the global pandemic and the impact that had on his run at the time in the company.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On transitioning to some comedy segments for character advancement in AEW while Tully Blanchard was unable to travel due to the pandemic: "During that time when the pandemic hit Tully couldn’t travel, he couldn’t get anywhere. I’ll pull the curtain back for you guys a bit, we had talks, we were kind of just stagnant, we weren’t doing much. We weren’t on TV a lot of the time as he couldn’t travel, so we said, ‘Okay, why don’t we do something where I go out in the crowd and I start being a little more goofy? I start being a little more comedic and over the top. I start losing focus in terms of, you know, barrelling in on a championship of some sort, to the point where I get horribly embarrassed, to the point where it horribly embarrasses you, T’."

On being berated by the former blasting cap of the legendary Four Horsemen faction when he returned and then gifted the black glove to help regain focus: "Then when he can come back, he cuts this scathing promo on me. He basically breaks me down to a shell of myself of which you all saw. That’s was the first time everybody went, ‘Oh my god, there’s the Tully Blanchard that we’ve watched’. All those pieces all come into play, and that’s when he gifted me the glove… It’s all part of a plan. Everybody looks back on that day and that instance with Tully’s face and they go, ‘Oh this is so dumb, this is so ridiculous’, but it was part of the plan. This is entertainment. This is long-term storytelling. If I didn’t do that, Tully couldn’t have come back and snapped on me and cut that promo."

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