MJF cemented himself as one of the best heels in the modern-day pro wrestling world and there is a very good reason for that. He quickly cemented himself as a top star and remains one of the highlights of AEW television since the debut of AEW Dynamite back in 2019.

The Salt of the Earth is dedicated to his character as he never breaks kayfabe, inside or outside the squared circle. His dedication to his credit has won him over with fans who simply love to hate him.

MJF is also known to take things far and push the envelope as far as being a heel is concerned. He did just that on an earlier episode of AEW Dynamite, where he cut a scathing promo on Brian Pillman Jr. that gave him massive heat from fans.

While speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross gave massive props to MJF and compared him to the legendary Buddy Roberts.


“I think MJF is going to be a star in any era. He understands the fundamentals of being a villain. He doesn’t want to entertain you so much as he wants to infuriate you. Cowboy (Bill Watts) would have loved him. He may have made him a manager because of his size, but I don’t think so. MJF is as big as Buddy Roberts. Buddy Roberts headlined cards all over the world. I believe in MJF’s abilities.”

MJF defeated Brian Pillman jr. on last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite Grand Slam. It remains to be seen what is next in store for MJF in AEW.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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