Jake Roberts has praised fellow AEW star MJF and explained why he believes the legendary ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper would have approved of him.
During the course of his career in AEW, MJF has become one of the top stars in the company, partly thanks to his wrestling ability but perhaps more because of his flawless work on the microphone.
A highlight of AEW TV is watching Friedman verbally eviscerate his opponents every week and making fans want to see the subject of his latest diatribe get their hands on the three-time Dynamite Diamond Ring winner. It’s a quality that has earned him comparisons with another top heel in the wrestling business, the late, great, ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper.
On the latest edition of the “DDP Snake Pit” podcast, Jake Roberts was aksed if Piper would approve of MJF and Roberts didn’t hesitate to confirm he would.
“Absolutely,” Roberts said [on MJF and Roddy Piper]. “Because he rants on you, man. He gets in your face. He throws sh*t at you quick and fast.”
Roberts went on to talk about how smart MJF is, recalling a segment where he was interviewed by the Pinnacle Leader who immediately checked to see if he got across all of the points he wanted to. This is something The Snake believes will get the young star far.
“I did an interview on his set. He showed me appreciation and respect when asked me afterward, ‘Was that what you wanted?’ See, he’s smart.
“If you ask people what they want and ‘Did you get your point across?’, chances are the next time I’m on his set, I’m going to give it a little bit more, you know what I’m saying? He greased my palms, man. He made me feel good. That’s smart”
For his part, MJF has always been open about his admiration for Piper, saying that the WWE Hall of Famer made him “fall in love” with wrestling in the first place.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.