MJF is one of the best and youngest stars in wrestling today. A bonafide main event talent at only 24 years old, he should undoubtedly have a long career ahead of him. He shares this sentiment, recently saying he will be able to wrestle until he is 70.
MJF is of course alluding to his ring style. In a recent interview with Busted Open Radio, he contrasted his style with Jon Moxley’s. He said he takes care of his body and doesn’t wrestle a car crash style, which will lead to his longevity. Here is the quote, courtesy of Fightful:
“Nothing that came out of my mouth wasn’t something that wasn’t true, there was no hyperbole, it was all facts. I said ‘grab a calculator’ because ‘in facts,’ who is one of the top stars in wrestling? It’s Chris Jericho, my hat off to him. The man is 49. In 25 years from now, I will be 49. That is why I was so comfortable saying that. With the way I wrestle and my style, I’m probably going to be able to wrestle until I’m 70 and be on top.
I’m not being an idiot, I’m not doing what everyone else in my generation is doing, which is succumbing to this car crash style that dictator Jon wants us to succumb to. I’m not going to jump into that style because I want to make sure that I’m helping our company go from being the alternative, and I’m not saying I want to monopolize professional wrestling, that didn’t come out of my mouth, what I am saying though is I want us to be number one.
Dictator Jon studied the Ian Rottens of the world, the brain-damaged of the world. I studied the greats, the Flairs, Tullys, Ernie Ladds, Nick Bockwinkels. Those guys’ careers lasted a long time because they wrestled intelligently. They didn’t wrestle to garner a pop from the audience. I am wrestling to get the winner’s purse. I am wrestling to stay on top and be the top guy for the next 25 years, not the next two. It’s unfortunate that we have to see every Wednesday a bunch of guys clamoring for attention by hopping over the top rope or jumping off it.”
MJF is currently scheduled to challenge the AEW World Champion at All Out. Odds are this will be a match against current champion Jon Moxley but that is not for certain. Moxley must first defend the title tonight on Dynamite against Darby Allin.
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