A current AEW star has praised the hated and reviled MJF as “a genius,” commenting on the star who recently returned to the company after a controversial hiatus.
TNT Champion Wardlow knows MJF better than most after spending his first few years in AEW joined at the hip with Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
Speaking to Matt Hardy on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Mr. Mayhem compared his pairing with MJF to that of The Hardys:
“I feel like Matt is so creative and he’s reinvented himself so many times, where Jeff can just kind of get away with just being Jeff, going out there and hitting the Swanton Bomb. I kind of relate that to myself and Max. MJF has such a mind, he’s so creative. And I admittedly, I don’t have a mind like Matt and Max, they’re geniuses like true geniuses when it comes to this business.”
“I’m kind of more of a Jeff where I’m just as cool dude, you need me to go out and powerbomb somebody 10 times? Cool. Just tell me what you need me to do, and I’ll go out and make it work. So I think it’s important to have that yin and yang because as much as I hate Max, he’s a genius and in our roles, he created all these things. And I just played this part, which was just being myself, so it worked.”
“But it’s wild to see some guys have the mind for it and some guys have the physical part of it, some guys are lucky and have both. And I think that’s where Matt has been so successful. He has the mind for it and the ability, so he can create this and go out and do it, which is truly special. I wish I could tap into my creative side like that.”
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