A top AEW star has called Major League Wrestling a great breeding ground for up and coming talent.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman, also known as MJF, has to be considered the biggest homegrown star in All Elite Wrestling since the start of the promotion.
However, many fans are unaware that the 26 year old gained his start in the business on the independent scene and in MLW where he was a featured star.
In his recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, MJF discussed his time with MLW and called it a great breeding ground for talent.
“Bruce Prichard, I spoke to multiple times in MLW. We met in MLW, we have stayed in contact ever since. Bruce is a great guy. Bruce, I loooove you. Great guy, Brother Love. It’s a business, at the end of the day, but you make friends along the way. Jim Cornette was there in MLW. I learned a lot from him in that short stint when I got to talk to him. Konnan was over there, I learned a lot. Not enough people talk about MLW. I feel, it’s honestly, a great breeding ground for young up-and-coming talent. At the time, when I was there, there were so many people coming in and out. Yes, they were coming in and out fairly quickly, but if you’re a student of the game like I was, you chewed their ear off and you made sure you learn something.”
MJF left MLW in January 2020 to commit to All Elite Wrestling full-time after signing a short term deal in 2019.
Bruce Pritchard moved on from Major League Wrestling and is currently Executive Director of WWE Raw and SmackDown. Friedman has mentioned Pritchard on more than one occasion to tease his potential jump to WWE in January 2024.
Stay up to date with MJF’s win-loss record in AEW at this link.
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