Since signing with the company in 2019, MJF has been a vital part of All Elite Wrestling’s success, evident of how Tony Khan dealt with his situation by calling him despite the two not seeing eye to eye and giving him a lot of money to return. The “Devil” would even gloat about it by playing the voicemail at AEW All Out before revealing himself.
After a three-month hiatus, Maxwell Jacob Friedman returned to AEW at the All Out pay-per-view in September. There, he would stare down CM Punk, sending a message that he was after the AEW World Championship.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently recognized his hustle, saying that MJF is a game-changer in the business of professional wrestling and that it’s refreshing to see.
Only occasionally wrestling in the ring, “The Salt of the Earth” doesn’t need to, showing how good his skills are on the microphone. Despite the lack of in-ring action, MJF is a favorite of the fans, always getting a huge pop from the crowd when he makes an appearance. That’s partly what makes him so unique: His mouth sells him far more than his wrestling. He’s been praised by multiple people for this, and he can now add Booker T to that list.
Recently on his “Hall of Fame” podcast, Booker T put a spotlight on the promos of MJF, saying they were unique, as well as his character.
“That’s one of those things of sustainability, in this game, I’m looking at how well MJF is taking off and you know, he’s doing great things and like I say he’s, he’s one of a kind. He’s different than any wrestler that we’ve seen come along in quite some time.”
Stating that MJF is a fan favorite, the former Harlem Heat member said that the 26-year-old has the potential to be the best in the business, and he’s doing what he has to in order to make it happen.
“I look at MJF as a guy who’s looking to conquer the business. Yeah, not the women, women’s gotta love them. They gotta want to love them whether you got a girl or not. He could be the ultimate playboy. He could play the ultimate playboy role.”
H/T to Sportskeeda for the above transcription.