AEW World Heavyweight Champion MJF recently shared his perspective on headlining the upcoming “Worlds End” event on December 30th against Samoa Joe at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, New York.
During an appearance on the SI Media podcast, MJF explained why this particular main event means more to him than headlining “All In” at Wembley Stadium, which he did earlier this year alongside Adam Cole.
MJF expressed his strong emotional connection to Nassau Coliseum, referring to it as “his s***hole” where he grew up in the world of professional wrestling. He highlighted the significance of returning to his hometown venue and the renovation it has undergone since his youth.
While MJF mentioned that he is dealing with a torn labrum, he emphasized that he is in a good place mentally and proud of his ongoing title reign as the AEW World Heavyweight Champion.
“So I main evented in front of 84,000 people at Wembley Stadium. I think this one means more. I grew up in the barn. I grew up in that shole. It’s my shole. It’s our s***hole. I’m everyone’s scumbag. It’s super kinetic. It feels right. They renovated Nassau Coliseum. I’m almost upset because we like our things the way we originally associate with it.
“But now, it’s a gorgeous stadium. The seating arrangements are much better. The chairs don’t break like they used to when I was a kid. I’m just happy. I’m in a really good place right now mentally. Physically, not so much. I tore my labrum. We can get into that, I guess, but I’m just really happy. I’m proud of this title reign.”
This event holds a special place in MJF’s heart due to his personal history with Nassau Coliseum and the bond he shares with the fans in attendance.
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