MJF Explains Why Headlining AEW Worlds End Is More Important To Him Than All In

MJF Explains Why Headlining AEW Worlds End Is More Important To Him Than All In

MJF’s next title defence will mean more to him than the biggest match of his career so far.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman has had a year to remember in 2023. Along with reigning as World Champion for most of the year, the Generational Talent successfully defended the title in the main event of All In with over 80,000 fans in attendance. Recognised for his achievements in and out of the ring, MJF was also recently inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame at just 27 years of age.

Hoping to cap off a historic year, the Long Island native is set to defend the Triple B at Worlds End on December 30th inside the Nassau Coliseum. With this being the one town that has loved MJF regardless of him being babyface or heel, the World Champion is expected to receive a hero’s welcome when he makes his entrance inside the historic venue.

While being the main attraction of a jam-packed stadium was a special moment for the World Champion, performing in the 16,000-seat venue is going to mean so much more.

Speaking on the SI Media podcast, MJF stated what the Nassau Coliseum means to him:

“So I main evented in front of 84,000 people at Wembley Stadium. I think this one means more. I grew up in the barn. I grew up in that s***hole. It’s my s***hole. It’s our s***hole. I’m everyone’s scumbag. It’s super kinetic. It feels right. They renovated [Nassau Coliseum]. I’m almost upset because we like our things the way we originally associate with it.

But now, honestly, it’s a gorgeous stadium. The seating arrangements are much better. The chairs don’t break like they used to when I was a kid. I’m just happy. I’m in a really good place right now mentally. Physically, not so much. I tore my labrum. We can get into that, I guess, but I’m just really happy. I’m proud of this title reign.”

Also on the show, MJF addressed having to tone his promos down if he were to hypothetically sign with WWE.

MJF Addresses An Old Rival

Closing in on 5 years with AEW, MJF has been a part of multiple significant rivalries in the promotion including Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes and the other 3 pillars. However, many believe that the greatest rivalry the Long Island native has been a part of was with CM Punk. During the same interview, MJF commented on CM Punk and his surprise return to WWE.

While recently attending the LA premiere of The Iron Claw, the World Champion was spotted speaking to a familiar face in the wrestling world. During the same interview, MJF revealed what he said to John Cena at the event.

H/t to Wrestling Inc.