AJ Francis Is ‘Like A Kid In A Candy Shop’ On ‘WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures’, Wants To Be World Champion
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AJ Francis is ready for his breakout moment.
The host of “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures”, some fans had already been introduced to the former NFL player before his emphatic debut on NXT.
In an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Francis stated that despite his unusual journey to WWE, he still wants to reach the pinnacle of success in Vince McMahon’s company.
“I paid my dues, just in a different manner,” said Francis. “I know people don’t like it when you don’t do the indies, but that’s when I was in the NFL. My story is different. I played in the NFL, I got a master’s degree, I have two albums, and I’ve been on tour for my music, but I never stopped loving wrestling. I went to every indie show I could, and I went to WrestleMania five different times before I ever signed. My dream is to be WWE champion. Until I’m WWE champion, my purpose on earth is not complete.”
In the meantime, Francis explained why he’s enjoying his role as the host of a WWE program that lets him interract with some of the company’s all-time greats. As a passionate wrestling fan, Francis shared his hope that the viewers can life vicariously through him.
“That’s why it’s so cool to host this show,” said Francis. “It’s the coolest thing to ever happen to me. I hope every wrestling fan watching sees a little bit of themself in me.”
“…This show isn’t scripted, it’s entertaining…Kicking it with Undertaker and Kane, I’m like a kid in a candy shop. I’m a mega fan, I can relate to the fans, and that’s why I’m here. I’m not playing a character. That’s me.”
Fans can watch “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures” Sundays at 10 p.m. EST.