MJF has been touted as one of the defining heels of the current generation of pro wrestlers and it is not hard to understand why. He is also the AEW World Champion but that doesn’t mean he considers himself a locker room leader in AEW.
As previously reported, MJF was legitimately injured after AEW Full Gear. It was noted that he suffered dislocated hip and his shoulder was banged up as well. In addition to that, MJF has been working through a torn labrum injury.
The Salt of The Earth has been leading the charge in the company for a while now, as he has been showing the world how one should act as the face of AEW. Naturally, many fans feel he is already a locker room leader in AEW.
While speaking with SI Media podcast with Jimmy Traina, MJF was asked if he considers himself to be a locker room leader. The AEW World Champion made it clear he doesn’t consider himself a locker room leader in AEW.
“Do I consider myself a locker room leader? No, when I think of locker room leaders. I think of people who are unabashedly willing to stand in front of the entire locker room and with verbose say, ‘here’s what we need to do’.”
“When I think of that, I think of guys like Danielson, like Moxley, Eddie Kingston, like Dax (Harwood), Chris Jericho.”
“These are the guys who are not afraid to stand in front of everybody and say, ‘hey, this is the way it’s meant to be done’ and when I say that, I mean that in a positive light.”
“I don’t feel it’s my place to do that, but I am more, and I do give advice when I’m asked for it, and I’m frankly asked for it a lot, but I’m not afraid to give advice because I know I’ve earned the right to do so. But no, I wouldn’t consider myself a locker room leader.”
We will have to wait and see whether MJF will be ready in time for the Worlds End pay-per-view on December 30th, where he will defend his AEW World Championship against Samoa Joe.
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