Former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. recently labelled AEW World Champion MJF as the “single most brilliant mind in the wrestling business” and has given an insight into the man behind the on-screen character.
The self-proclaimed ‘Generational Talent’ has received praise for his work on the microphone and in the ring from fans and peers alike since his debut in AEW. At just 26 years of age, MJF is already one of the biggest stars in the wrestling business and has recently been praised by a former WWE backstage employee for his ‘brilliant mind’.
Freddie Prinze Jr. Heaps Praise On MJF’s Unselfish Attitude
Appearing as a guest on ‘Insight With Chris Van Vliet’, Freddie Prinze Jr. spoke about his friendship with Maxwell Jacob Friedman and waxed lyrical about the AEW star’s mind for professional wrestling:
“This kid is 26 years old, so I can say kid, and he has the single most brilliant mind in the wrestling business. Every storyline that he’s come up with, man, I shouldn’t even say that. Well, I said it. Listen, the ideas in this kid’s head at getting multiple people over, not just himself, but focusing on what’s best for the business, not what’s best for MJF, is second to none.”
Prinze Jr. spoke about what he learned during his time working with WWE from some of the most-respected minds in the business and how he sees much of what they taught him in MJF:
“I’m not the most experienced and educated wrestling cat in the world, but I did work for the WWE. And I did ask a million questions to the Pat Patterson’s of the world, to The Freebirds’ of the world, to the Arn Anderson’s, the Dean Malenko’s, all these old school people. And everything they taught me this dude has in spades, it is unreal how his mind works. He does not go into business for himself. That’s like such a cliche thing to say now ever since that CM Punk explosion at AEW. But for real, like, that’s the best way to say it,”
The Hollywood actor also spoke about MJF’s unselfish attitude as a performer and how he feels Friedman’s work is helping the industry as a whole:
“I love this kid, I texted him the night he won. Don’t get mad at me for saying this. He wrote back ‘We did it.’ Not meaning he and I, meaning him and everyone, all I wrote back was ‘Damn right you did.’ Because I wanted him to know like, brother, this was you and it’s awesome that you’re trying to get as many people over, as many people over as humanly possible. But you did this, like otherwise at 26, it does not happen.
And so I just hate complimenting a heel. But man he’s just, he’s so great at it. I love this guy so much. He’s so good for the business on both sides. Like not even working for WWE, I feel he helps WWE as well.”