MJF established 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 and Darby Allin engaged in a feud that became one of the best programs either competitor has been in during their career. MJF ultimately defeated Allin at AEW Full Gear.
While speaking on an episode of the Hall of Fame podcast, host Brad Gilmore stated that AEW does a good job balancing established stars while still building the future stars. Booker T stated that MJF and Darby Allin are examples of how the company balances their stars.
“It’s a balancing act and you got a guy like MJF who’s definitely pulling his weight as a young guy. Like you said, under 25. There’s not very many young guys under 25 that’s gonna be in that position.
“Guys like Darby Allin who definitely has been a bright light in that company being one of the guys that you wouldn’t think ever would be working in that position just because he’s not the prototypical guy.
“Sometimes talent, man, trumps everything. Really, hard work it trumps even more. So, when you watch guys like that go out there and do their thing, yeah they definitely are doing a hell of a job. Give em’ props.”
MJF’s stock continues to rise in AEW and by the time 2024 rolls around, it is likely a bidding war will start for him. It remains to be seen whether he will stick with AEW or not by then.
h/t to SEScoops for the quotes.
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