MJF considers himself a generational talent, and he clearly has many ways to back up his claims. Maxwell is now the AEW World Champion and that further raises his stock every single week. MJF also wants pro wrestling to prosper and it appears he hit back at fans who demand a war between WWE and AEW.
The Salt of The Earth is truly dedicated to his craft and never breaks character no matter what, whether it is inside or outside the ring. He is always willing to push the envelope for the sake of entertainment. The rampant tribalism existing in pro wrestling never fails to rear its ugly head, as many fans want a war between WWE and AEW.
While speaking with Busted Open Radio to promote the 2023 AEW All In PPV event, MJF hit back at those who want a war between AEW and WWE while using LA Knight as an example of mutual respect for all wrestlers.
“I’ll see fans online, the way they communicate with each other, it’s like, all out war. And, like, just so you guys know, that’s not like, that’s not what’s going on, like, with, like, the wrestlers. Like, we’re all rooting each other on because realistically, the better the two companies are doing, the more money we’re gonna make. So, like, stop arguing. Like, we’re all we’re all freaking having a blast. I’m watching LA Knight and Cody Rhodes every week, and I’m having a blast.
Just like, I know everybody else is having a blast, just like I know that there are fans out there watching better than you babe having a blast every single week. There’s so much great professional wrestling going on, and there’s more than enough room for it, clearly, because AEW is about to have the biggest crowd. This is not hyperbole. Wrestling is, unfortunately, a very hyperbolic sport. The biggest crowd ever in the history of the sport, & I’m headlining it.”
We will have to wait and see how MJF will fare in his match against Adam Cole at the AEW All In pay-per-view on August 27th. After all, MJF simply wants fans to enjoy pro wrestling in general.
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