AEW World Champion MJF recently took part in the first-ever Busted Open Town Hall. When asked if Tony Khan saw him as a future top guy in All Elite Wrestling, MJF said not at first and compared himself to Scrappy Doo.
“Maybe not at first. I definitely was not a quote-unquote chosen one,” MJF admitted. “I wasn’t best friends with anyone in power; I wasn’t an indie darling. Frankly, I was Scrappy Doo. I was kind of Cody’s sidekick when the company first started. And if you think about it, I’ve built this all through hard work and determination.
“When AEW started, I got hit over the head by Joey Janella at a pep rally if you guys recall, because Joey was the star at that point in time. I was this kind of undercard guy. Maybe he’s got a shot. Cody seems to like him; throw him out there. It’s crazy to think about now, but that was my spot.
“And I’ll never forget ever the amount the amount of times I looked in the mirror and said you’re gonna get there. Just keep going because I know what I’ve got. And I’m thankful, and I’m grateful for the people that have been along for me on this ride. Even the people that doubted because now I’m seeing which is a very hard thing to do in 2023 because everybody loves to hold on to an opinion even if they know they’re wrong deep down.
“For whatever reason. Nobody wants to apologize. It’s okay to be wrong. And it’s okay to have a conversation. It’s weird; people just put their flag in the sand and be like, no, this is it done. That’s insane. Unless you’re talking about how great I am then by all means, plant that flag. But yeah, now I think everyone’s pretty much come around on MJF, and everyone’s agreeing that I’m on the main event on the headliner. I’m a world champion. I’m literally the headliner for the biggest show ever. And that’s not hyperbole.
Being the face of AEW during this time means everything to MJF
When asked what it feels like to be the face of All Elite Wrestling now, MJF says it means everything to him.
“Everything. This is what you work your whole life for as a professional athlete,” MJF said. “I mean, this is what you dream about as a kid. I don’t know how to expand upon it even more than that. I’m sorry, I wish I could. The word is everything.
“But what really means also everything to me from a future goal standpoint is I want to go down as people universally agreeing that this is the best AEW World Title reign. That’s a really big goal of mine, among the many that I have, and I feel that I am getting pretty damn fucking close to making that happen.
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