AEW star MJF has said that pinning CM Punk would be the highlight of his career. “Pinning his shoulders to the mat would be the biggest highlight of my career,” he told Sports Illustrated during an interview.

The two are currently involved in a feud, which is being referred to as one of the hottest programs in modern wrestling. Their promo exchange over the past several weeks have also drawn a lot of attention.

Even The Pinnacle leader has admitted his ongoing feud with “The Second City Saint” is one of the best moments of his career and that he’s well aware of it. “It doesn’t get any bigger than that,” he said.

MJF, 25, also brought up his recent promo segment with Punk during the interview. Their first verbal exchange that went on for roughly 18 minutes amassed 2.9 million views on YouTube.


“We didn’t have a script,” revealed MJF. He continued, “We didn’t have a time limit. Me and Punk were in that ring, just talking, on Thanksgiving Eve. That should have drawn, maximum, 700,000 viewers, and I’m being generous.”

“That’s the greatest night to go out with your friends. It’s not a night to stay in. You’re with friends or you’re with family. But when we were in the ring, over a million people were watching.”

He also talked about his approach to being a heel character, saying people tell him all the time that he’s crossing the line but he’s just doing his job, which is to make people hate him.

“There is no line. People tell me I’m a habitual line-stepper. I don’t care. My job is to make you dislike me, to make you so mad that you pray someone will shut me up,” he said.

There’s no denying that MJF is doing a tremendous job so far with his character in AEW. As for Punk, the Chicago native is known to bring it all out on table when it comes to promos. The two are destined to collide, sooner or later.

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