MJF is considered one of the defining heels of the current generation of pro wrestlers. MJF became huge star in AEW in a short time and has consistently been involved in great feuds, especially with the likes of Chris Jericho and CM Punk. It seems MJF shared his thoughts on the current pro wrestling world as well.
The Salt of the Earth is a student of the game and on top of his mic skills, he can back it up inside the squared circle. His focus on the fundamentals has helped him find great success in AEW so far.
While speaking to Ariel Helwani, MJF talked about the current state of professional wrestling. MJF stated that he believes pro wrestling nowadays lacks authenticity.
“Here’s my issue with professional wrestling today and why I stand out like no other. I feel like people are putting on a superhero costume before they go through the curtain, they are trying to be something that they’re not. They’re trying to fool people into believing they’re a star. The reason why the territory days were a beautiful thing is because these men were themselves. They were men. Nobody had to tell Tully Blanchard what or how he was supposed to act because he was Tully B.
Nobody had to tell Flair how to act. Nobody had to tell Piper how to act. Nobody had to tell Buddy Landel how to act. These guys got it because they were just being themselves, it was authentic, it was as real as it got. Just like I’m as real as it gets and that’s why, to me, that’s the golden age of professional wrestling. Right now, we’re having a resurfacing of the golden age of professional wrestling and I’m leading that charge. You’re welcome.”
MJF is currently engaged in a feud with Wardlow after Wardlow betrayed MJF at AEW Revolution. We’ll have to see how the feud between the two will progress in the coming weeks.
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