MJF is definitely one of the top heels in the pro wrestling business currently and he simply continues to hone his craft since making his debut in AEW back in 2019. MJF quickly cemented himself as a top star and has been a mainstay of AEW television and is always involved in a major storyline.
MJF is also known to full dedicate himself to his character and as a result, he is always trolling fans both online and in real life. As a result MJF had a few scary incidents in the past.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio in order to promote AEW Double Or Nothing, MJF talked about his displeasure at the return of a live audience in AEW shows. While doing so, MJF also revealed a very weird incident with a fan, which almost saw him being abducted.
This took place when a fan dressed himself up as a pilot and was able to get through security. The crazed fan wanted to fly MJF to New York via a private jet. Ultimately, MJF realized something was up and the situation was handled and he avoided being abducted by the crazed fan.
“It’s happened numerous times in my career, as far as people jumping over the guard rail,”.As far as in AEW, we actually had a very seriously crazy thing go down, where someone dressed up in a pilot costume and was able to get through security. Not our Atlas Security, our Atlas Security is absolutely spectacular. It was the building security at the time. The guy got all the way to the back, and he looked at me and goes “hey Mr. Friedman, I’m going to be your pilot today. I’m going to be flying you back to New York.
“Now at the time it didn’t shock me, because I’d been on plenty of PJ’s (private jets) before, especially plenty of PJ’s with my boy TK (Tony Khan). So I thought to myself ‘well alright I’m going to go on that after the show, no big deal.’ And at the time my father had actually had a heart issue, so I thought my boy TK was doing me a solid. I walk over to TK and say ‘appreciate it.’ And he goes ‘what are you talking about?’ Now I’m confused and I walk back over to the guy, now this time with a bunch of security. And I go ‘hey man, what’s your deal again?
“He goes ‘well I’m going to fly you out back to New York after the show’ and I go ‘uh huh, uh huh, got it. And then, I’ll put Raf over here. Most people don’t know who Rafael Morrfi is but Raf is the head of the back of house in All Elite Wrestling. Very talented gentlemen. And he looks at the guy and goes ‘no you’re not. Let me see your pilot’s license.’ The guy pats around on his body and goes ‘I forgot it.’ Raf goes ‘got it. Get him out of here.’
“That guy hated me so much, his plan was to abduct me. Now what happened after that lord only knows. I have no idea what his game plan was. What I’m getting at is this; I am not looking forward to crowds, nor do I care for crowds. Being in Jacksonville and Daily’s Place has been an absolute dream. I have not had to look at disgusting, mealy mouth, worthless poor’s. I have been able to perform and do my craft without dealing with the smell and the looks of disdain. So no I am not looking forward to touring. I think the word I would use for it is, I guess I will just deal as the kids would say these days.”
Thankfully, MJF was not abducted as there is no telling what would have happened had he not realized something was wrong. Regardless of this incident, MJF will remain dedicated to playing his heel character and will stop at nothing to be the best heel in the business.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.