AEW World Championship #1 contender MJF has said he can’t wait until AEW becomes “the place” rather than the alternative.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Friedman was asked what sets AEW apart and why it’s so popular, to which he said it’s because of the fresh talent, and it’s just going to keep growing and eventually surpass WWE.
“It’s guys like me who are fresh new characters that people have not seen before, and it’s exciting. You see new talent that you would never see in the other programming. Guys like me, guys like – I hate to say it – Jungle Boy or Darby or Guevara or Ricky Starks. These are fresh faces that people have never seen, and people are going, ‘wait, why are these guys so good, they didn’t come from the land of titans’. We didn’t have to. We’ve been ready. We just didn’t wanna go to the other spot. I’m AEW bred and I’ll be AEW dead. This is the company I’m going to have my whole entire career in, and I’ve also noticed that a lot of people my age group feel the same way. The tides are turning here, and it’s a very exciting time, not just for wrestling fans but for wrestlers, because we created this incredible alternative, but like I said, I’m in this for the long haul. I can’t wait till we go from being the alternative to being THE place. And I’m telling you, this isn’t a guess, this isn’t a mystical quest, this is a reality. In 25 years from now, as I’ve stated how long I’m gonna be here, I’m gonna be able to look dead in that camera and I’m gonna be able to say ‘remember when I said we’re gonna go from being the alternative and transform this brand into the pinnacle of pro-wrestling? Look at us now’. And people are gonna go ‘s**t. I do remember that, I thought MJF was talking all this s**t’. It’s gonna be a reality and it’s something I’m really excited about.”
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Tonight on the All Out pay-per-view, MJF challenges Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship – both men are unbeaten in singles competition so far this year.
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