MJF has been touted as one of the defining heels of the current generation of pro wrestlers and it is not difficult to understand why. MJF became a huge star in AEW in a short time and since then has consistently delivered in his feuds. It seems Jim Cornette has an interesting thought about MJF.
The Salt of the Earth is devoted to his craft 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.
While speaking on his podcast, Drive-Thru, Jim Cornette talked about MJF’s character work. Cornette stated that he believes WWE Hall Of Famer ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper would have loved MJF.
“I do think Piper would have loved him. I think he would say, “here is a guy who can talk, knows how to push people’s buttons and who likes to get heat.” If Piper saw his matches, especially the one with Darby Allin, I think he’d have been quite mpressed with that. So I have to think Roddy would be kind of relieved that somebody has come along like that who still takes the business and what they are doing in it fairly seriously.
And can go out and not in the same style as Roddy, but in the same vein, rile people up on the microphone as Roddy did 40 years ago. I definitely believe he’d approve of MJF whole-heartedly.”
MJF also recently said that he is an attraction like Andre The Giant. Bully Ray also believes that MJF could verbally eviscerate CM Punk. We will have to wait and see how AEW will book CM Punk and MJF’s feud in the coming weeks as it continues to intensify every week.
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