MJF Names The Match That ‘Changed The Narrative’ And Showed He Can Talk And Wrestle


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WrestleZone recently spoke with MJF, who not only has the gift of gab but is quite the technician in the ring. MJF picked his Double Or Nothing pay-per-view match against Jungle Boy as the one that people should watch just to see how good he is in the squared circle, pointing out that some fans only want to credit him as a gifted speaker.

“Me versus Jungle Boy is quite possibly one of the greatest matches in AEW history. It’s something that people will watch back and it will remind them of the early Eddie [Guerrero] versus Rey [Mysterio] matches or the early Dean Malenko versus [Chris] Jericho matches. That’s how great it was. That’s the match I would point out to people because I always found it laughable when people would go, ‘MJF’s a great promo but I don’t know if he’s a good wrestler.’ That was laughable to me. The reason I wasn’t wrestling every week is because I’m a special attraction, you don’t just throw me out there, all willy-nilly. Those other guys, they need to go out there and wrestle every week because they need to prove their worth.”

“I don’t need to prove my worth, I know how good I am, so when I would read those Tweets, I would belly laugh. I’d [say] ‘these people have no idea.’ And then after the Jungle Boy match, the narrative changed. ‘Oh my God! Not only is MJF one of the greatest promos in the history of the business, he’s actually a really good wrestler too!’ Yeah, no shit. There’s a reason that I’m the youngest and fastest rising star in the history of the business—Tony Khan wasn’t going to put me in the position that he’s given me the opportunity to be in by giving me these big-time matches and giving me this mic time on the show unless he knew I was one of the best in the world. And I am.”

MJF’s match against Jungle Boy can be seen on the full AEW Double Or Nothing event on pay-per-view or the B/R Live app. We also added some more matches from MJF’s career on the independent scene; you can watch the full-length bouts below:

Joey Janela vs MJF (Outer Limits Title Match)

A1 Immortal Kombat V — May 14, 2017

MJF vs. Ricky Starks

Inspire Pro Wrestling — May 27, 2018

John Morrison vs. MJF vs. Ethan Page

Alpha-1 Wrestling Super Slam Sunday — February 3, 2019

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