MJF has honed his craft as a pro wrestler over the years, as his dedication to his role is truly second to none for many fans. He is the AEW World Champion right now and is having the run of his life in AEW. That said, it appears a former WWE writer believes Roman Reigns isn’t close to MJF when it comes to being the gold standard of pro wrestling.

The Salt of The Earth is a true student of the game and has a lot of love and respect for pro wrestling legends who came before him. This includes Roddy Piper, among other legends of the business.

On the other hand, Roman Reigns is currently on his way to being the WWE Universal Champion for 1,000 days and has defeated every single opponent who stood before him over the past three years. His current run is iconic and many consider him a living legend already.

While speaking on his Wrestling With Freddie podcast, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. was asked to pick the wrestler whom he believes is the best right now. He chose MJF and stated that Roman Reigns isn’t close to MJF as the gold standard of pro wrestling.


“This dude is the gold standard of professional wrestling. He is top of the food chain. Roman Reigns is what he is. He’s great, and he’s not even close to reaching what MJF already has. And MJF hasn’t been doing it half as long, at this level. This dude — he could go out next week, sit in a stool, open Dr. Seuss books (the one that you’re not allowed to read anymore), and read it word for word, and show the pictures of the racist imagery that everyone got mad about, and they would cheer, and it would be the highest-rated segment of the week.”

Freddie Prinze Jr’s comments will likely lead to a huge discussion once again, as many fans feel Roman Reigns is the greatest heel of the modern pro wrestling generation. Regardless, he is entitled to his own opinion and that is all that matters to him.

What’s your take on what Freddie Prinze Jr said? Do you agree with him? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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