MJF challenges Jon Moxley for the AEW World Title at All Out this Saturday, and plans to “bring pro-wrestling back” as the leader of the promotion.
Speaking with Darren Paltrowitz about what he wants to change upon potentially becoming World Champion, MJF said:
“Well, I think are lot of things are gonna change and they’re gonna change for the better. Personally I feel that with Jon Moxley at the helm, we haven’t been seeing a whole lot of wrestling. We’ve been seeing a lot of car crashes, a lot of flipping, a lot of flopping, a lot of flying. And that’s all because they see Jon Moxley with that World Title and they go ‘well if he got that World Title I guess I should try to copy him’, right? And that’s what they’ve been doing, they’ve been basically murdering themselves and murdering their bodies for super high risk with very little reward. What I wanna do is bring pro-wrestling back. Because pro-wrestling is a sport, and that’s where it’s at its best, is when it’s treated like such and when you wrestle as such. So I wanna make AEW all about wrestling again. Which it should be because it’s not AEW Gymnastics it’s AEW Wrestling.”
He also discussed his Jewish heritage and how much that means to him. When it was pointed out he could become the youngest ever Jewish World Champion on Saturday, he said:
“I’m really excited about it. It seems that’s something that does fit me and bestow me. I rock my religion on my arm 24/7, obviously it’s a tattoo, and it’s something I’m really proud of. I’m proud of my religion, I’m proud of my culture, and I’m proud of the fact that I’m gonna give wrestling fans that are Jewish somebody else to talk about besides Goldberg.”
When asked about what he’s most proud of achieving so far in his AEW career, Friedman replied:
“I think the thing I’m most proud of is being the most talked about thing on the show, and consistently bringing in the same ratings numbers – if not higher – than these massive names in pro-wrestling like Chris Jericho, like Cody Rhodes, like Jon Moxley. I’m right up there with them. That’s a massive accomplishment considering I’ve only been on national TV and exposed to the world nationally for only a year. So I think that’s what I’m most proud of, is being able to put such a massive footprint in the world of pro-wrestling in such an extraordinarily short period of time.”
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