You might have recognized AJ Francis when he debuted on NXT Tuesday night, assisting Isaiah “Swerve” Scott in his match against Leon Ruff. That’s most likely because you’ve seen him alongside multiple WWE legends and Hall of Famers on the new A&E show WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures.
The main knock against the show from the WWE Universe is how overly scripted they feel it is. But AJ Francis says that isn’t actually the case.
AJ Francis recently sat down with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated to talk about his former days in the NFL to his time in WWE NXT. As WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures came up, Francis was quick to point out that the show isn’t scripted as everyone thinks.
“This show isn’t scripted, it’s entertaining,” Francis said. “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.”
AJ Francis understands the passion of the WWE Universe
One of AJ Francis’ favorite parts of the show is visiting the homes of die-hard collectors within the WWE Universe. Francis said he could relate to them and their passion as there are still so many people that tease him and others for watching wrestling.
“People still ask me, ‘You like wrestling? What’s wrong with you?’ So I get it,” Francis said. “We go into the houses of these collectors. Sometimes, their friends don’t get them, their family doesn’t understand, but I do. I stare at a framed picture of Kevin Owens and a signed Roman Reigns shirt on my wall. I understand the passion. So when I walk into someone’s house, and I see these incredible collections, I appreciate the art form even more.”
What do you think of WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures? Do you believe AJ Francis when he says that the show isn’t scripted? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.