After MJF delivered an expletive-laden promo on Dynamite, AEW Champion CM Punk came out to confront him off-air!
After a chaotic weekend in Las Vegas before, during and after Double or Nothing, the world held it’s collective breath as AEW Dynamite began, after it was announced that MJF would be given a live microphone.
Standing front and center in the middle of the ring, an irate MJF proceeded to cut down the fans in front of him, the fans watching at home, his colleagues, and even his boss. To say that the star went on the offensive would be an understatement. The ‘Salt of the Earth’ unloaded his pent up frustration and then some.
In what is immediately being hailed as an instant all-time great promo, MJF unleashed a tirade against Tony Khan, his fellow wrestlers, and the AEW fans before taking shots and saying he “doesn’t pretend to watch New Japan” and that he doesn’t have to do “bullsh*t” to get people to care about him.
He turned his attention back to Tony Khan at the end of the promo, calling out the AEW President over his contract and accusing his boss of hoarding money to give to “ex-WWE guys” who aren’t fit to lace his boots. He continued by asking “hey boss would you treat me better if I was an ex-WWE guy?”
In closing he screamed that he didn’t want to wait until he 2024, he wanted out now, begging Kahn to fire him.
“Fire me Tony! Fire me you f*cking mark!”
As MJF continued to rant, the microphone and lights were cut off as the show went to a commercial.
Footage from Twitter user @FadeAwayLeBron shows that during the ad break, new AEW World Champion CM Punk stormed to the ring to confront his old foe, but instead of answering the confrontation, MJF ran off into the crowd.
Aftermath from the MJF promo
cm punk stormed the ring
MJF walks out through the crowd #AEWpic.twitter.com/xpbB98OPO3
— FADE (@FadeAwayMedia) June 2, 2022
Punk and Maxwell Jacob Friedman are no strangers to one another, having gone to war in a series of battles earlier this year and arguably peaking when MJF revealed that he had been a kid with anxiety who looked up to Punk in the past and felt betrayed when his hero left wrestling in 2014.
Elsewhere on AEW Dynamite, Wardlow – who was victorious over MJF at Double or Nothing – was served with a class action lawsuit from Mark Sterling on behalf of the American Arena Security Professionals due to Wardlow’s decimation of security guards across the nation on his way to becoming All Elite. Eddie Kingston also made a splash on the episode when he challenged Chris Jericho to a Blood and Guts match, and Miro returned to action after months away.