MJF has received a lot of comparisons to The Miz. Fans of Maxwell think he’s an improved version. CM Punk and others have called him a cheap knock-off. MJF said he was a fan of Miz but that he believed he was better.

The Miz recently addressed the differences between himself and MJF. Miz said that every wrestler borrows things from others. The WWE superstar thinks MJF is doing a great job making a name for himself in AEW, as he said on a recent appearance on The Ringer Wrestling podcast.

“I don’t think he wants to be The Miz, to be honest. I don’t think any superstar, no matter what company you’re in, wants to be the next ‘this person.’ You want to be an original. There are comparisons. I’ve always been compared to, I was compared to Jericho for a while, I was compared to Ric Flair for a while. I don’t want to be compared. I want to be an originator.

You take things. When you’re learning and coming up, you see things that you like out of certain superstars and are like, ‘Oh, I’ll use that, sprinkle of that, sprinkle of this’ as an homage. In a sense, you want to be an original. I don’t think he wants to be the next Miz, I think he wants to be the first him.

Honestly, he’s doing a great job at it. 25 years old. When I was 25 years old, I was still in developmental and Deep South Wrestling and still learning the trade. I wasn’t putting on matches on national television and putting together memorable promos that people talk about. I wasn’t doing that. Applaud to him.”

The comparisons between The Miz and MJF will probably continue. It sounds like each man admires the other’s work. Maybe someday we’ll see the two cross paths.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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