Returning to All Elite Wrestling at All Out, MJF is seemingly on the verge of the pinnacle of his career. He holds an AEW World Championship opportunity for whenever and wherever he pleases, with reports suggesting he may be challenging current and three-time champion Jon Moxley at Full Gear on November 19th.
Although a small portion of the audience has had their opinion of MJF swayed since his iconic September 4th comeback, ‘The Salt of the Earth’ largely remains one of the most despised members of the AEW roster. His constant proclamations of being better than everyone else haven’t won him many fans, as you’d expect.
“Mental Disabilities Don’t Define Us” – MJF
It was the February 23rd edition of AEW Dynamite that saw MJF reveal a lifelong struggle with ADD. Stating during a promo ahead of his Revolution match vs. CM Punk that “every single day in school” for him was like living in “hell”, it was a rare moment out of character that reminded everyone he was, as is everyone, a human being.
Now, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has again crossed over the fourth wall, replying to an aspiring wrestler on Twitter, who admitted to suffering from autism, that “mental disabilities don’t define us”. Naturally, MJF ended his tweet in classic MJF fashion – he’ll always be better than you.
Mental disabilities don’t define us. Be who you want to be. Just know I’ll always be better than you
— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™️ (@The_MJF) October 18, 2022
MJF was signed by All Elite Wrestling as part of its original roster in early 2019, and has since become one of the brand’s biggest draws. His feuds are among the most famous in AEW’s short history, with noted acclaim being given to his stories vs. CM Punk, Jon Moxley, Cody Rhodes, and others.
He took a sabbatical from the company following Double or Nothing amidst reports of genuine heat between him and Tony Khan. Returning at All Out, he wrestled his first official match since the May 29th loss to Wardlow when he defeated Blackpool Combat Club’s Wheeler YUTA on the October 5th anniversary special of AEW Dynamite.