MJF is considered one of the best heels in the pro wrestling business, with many comparing him to ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. MJF has honed his craft over the years and cemented himself as one of the top stars in AEW. The speculation of him eventually jumping ship to WWE is still ongoing and now it seems Cody Rhodes thinks MJF will be a big star in WWE.
The Salt of the Earth previously revealed that he will go where the money is after his current AEW contract ends in 2024. MJF even said that there will be a bidding war for him in 2024.
MJF turned his current AEW contract situation into a television storyline. The AEW World Champion has never failed to make several WWE references, including references to Nick Khan and Triple H.
While speaking to Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, Cody Rhodes was asked how he thinks MJF would fare in WWE. The American Nightmare made it clear that he thinks MJF will be a big star in WWE.
“I think he could be a big star anywhere. He has all the tools because he’s so young. He has all the tools to develop. You’re not seeing his final form yet. His final form is probably ten years from now. That’s who he is. That all depends on if he sticks to the good side of this and he doesn’t lose his head and his ego doesn’t get too big, I’m talking about the man, not the character, and he still has a passion. Sometimes, your passion can wane. He’s one of the most passionate people I’ve ever met. If he keeps the passion, sure. Adjustments wise to come here, he’s already doing it. He’s put on some muscle. If you’re going to develop and put on muscle, you have to here.”
“If you don’t, you’re standing across from Drew McIntyre, and you’re going to look like a clown because that guy is a monster. You have to. Sometimes it’s in the presentation. It’s okay if you have a little heel in your boot, you know what I’m saying? You have to do all those things and that might be one thing he’d have to work on a little bit, is to make sure he’s not considered small. I don’t think he’s small. If that happens for him, great. I don’t know if it would.
If it makes him happy, I want him to be happy. My career is my thing, I have a nice team of people around me, but it’s mine. One thing I’ve noticed about him, his family is very involved in what he does. I think he’s trying, as a young man, is becoming the patriarch of that. When that’s the case, you have to take care of all your people and do right by them. If it makes him happy to be there, great. If it makes him happy to be here, he just needs to be happy.”
MJF also told WWE talent that he is looking forward to joining the company in 2024. There is also doubt over MJF moving the needle in WWE. Regardless, we’ll have to see what MJF will do in the end.
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