Many consider MJF to be the best heel in the business today and it’s hard to argue with that statement. The young talent has quickly risen in ranks within AEW and he’s all set to face Jon Moxley for the AEW Championship at ALL OUT.
The outspoken heel doesn’t mince his words, no matter who he is talking to. Which is why, he did not like being sidelined in AEW in the past few months.
While speaking to Busted Open, MJF talked about being sidelined in AEW and how he didn’t like it all. He said that he is fine with someone else being benched or sent down the card but that cannot happen to him because he’s a franchise player.
MJF said that he is a “once in a lifetime professional wrestler” and the kind that people won’t see ever again.
The one thing I don’t agree with is – you know what? it might be okay for somebody else on the roster to sit on the sideline but it’s not okay for me to be. I’m the franchise player, I’m the guy on both the microphone and in the ring. I’m a once in a lifetime professional wrestler. I’m something that people are never going to get to see again.
He then went on to say that he wasn’t okay with being sidelined and the reason why it happened was because certain Superstars didn’t want to give up their spots. He said that he’s fine with people holding on to their spots because he will take it from them anyway.
So no, it wasn’t okay. That what I wanted to make perfectly clear. The reason I was on that sideline was because certain people in our company don’t want to give up their spot, and that’s fine. ‘You don’t want to give up your spot? I’ll take yours’, and if that’s what I have to do – and precisely what I did this week.
MJF is only 24 and at such a young age, he’s already started making enormous strides in the pro-wrestling industry. The young Superstar’s career will surely be interesting to follow in the years to come.
Thank you to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.