“Jungle Boy” Jack Perry was a recent guest on “Talk is Jericho”. During the appearance, he talked about how he caught the attention on AEW as well as what the last thing he talked about with his father, Luke Perry, before he passed away. Here are the highlights:
On How He Got The Attention Of AEW:
For me, I’ve been doing this for a couple of years, but it really just started taking off now. So I feel like it’s cool to get in with [All Elite Wrestling] and it’s like we’re on this parallel journey doing this together.
Things really took off for me in November in terms of the indies and stuff when it started blowing up. I was at dinner with my family—at Sharkey’s—and I remember looking down on my phone and it said Chris Jericho is following you on Instagram. I was like [excited] and I checked to make sure it had the [verified account check mark] and then a couple of days later, Matt Jackson ‘liked’ one of my posts, and I was like ‘oh man, these guys—they know who I am!’ and I could feel that something was happening.
I remember I did a show in Chicago with Game Changer Wrestling, and Joey Janela told me, ‘I’ve heard them talking about you a little bit.’ It was cool, but it seemed like [AEW] was far away [from starting up] where it didn’t really seem real, and the next day I was at breakfast in Chicago and I got a message from Cody. I had to leave the restaurant because I needed to be by myself for a minute, but that was it. As you’ve mentioned, all of the stuff with my Dad—I was really grateful because he was right there when I got that. I showed him right away when I got the message. I showed it to him and he started crying in this restaurant.
On His Last Conversation With His Father:
My dad was supposed to come to PWG, and that was on a Friday and this was on like Tuesday or something. And he texted me and asked if I wanted to have Chinese food, and I said I probably won’t make it tonight because I am here training late with Jake but I’ll see you tomorrow or whatever. And then I woke up the next morning and it was already kinda going, full swing the whole thing.
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