Former WWE composer Jim Johnston was a guest on the Total Engagement podcast with host Matt Koon for a two-part interview.
On the subject of Johnston's WWE departure, he shared that he hated the idea of sitting back and collecting royalties without the challenge and joy of creating new music.
"I don't want a job where I don't have to work. There wasn't ever a millisecond where I thought, 'wow, isn't this great? I'm really not doing that much music, but they're continuing to pay me! Oh my God, what a great deal!' It was awful. I hated that. I hated that feeling. I've got handcuffs on. I can't contribute."
Johnston said that he would "absolutely" be interested in composing music for AEW.
"Sure. Absolutely, [AEW should] give me a call!"