Ahead of the 2024 Super Bowl when the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas, For The Win caught up with Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren to discuss a wide variety of topics.
Among them included the time Harris was at an All Elite Wrestling event and maybe found his next career. Back in the 2022 offseason, he attended an AEW event in Pittsburgh and was part of professional wrestler Britt Baker’s entrance, along with tight end Pat Freiermuth.
After Baker won her match and was trash-talking, Harris and Freiermuth joined her in the ring, ESPN reported at the time. When Baker was done, Harris grabbed the mic, which organizers quickly turned off before a commercial break.
“That was smart on their part because I was going to say some stuff,” Harris told For The Win this week. “I was gonna say, ‘Y’all gonna see me in one of these things. I’m gonna be world champion one day of AEW.'”
Harris and Warren also briefly touched on new Steelers offensive coordinator, Arthur Smith, who Warren described as the “perfect” fit for Pittsburgh’s offense because he heard Smith likes to run the ball. They also named Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott and Atlanta Falcons’ Desmond Ridder as the most unfairly hated quarterbacks in the NFL this year, and they ranked their top running back duos in the league.
Here’s our full interview with Harris and Warren from the 2024 Super Bowl: