MJF has discussed the parallels between his group, The Pinnacle, and one of wrestling’s legendary factions – The Four Horsemen.
MJF shocked Chris Jericho and the Inner Circle on AEW Dynamite when he revealed that he had set up a group of his own. All while trying to bring down the Inner Circle from the inside. The lights in the arena went out, to come back on with Wardlow, FTR, Shawn Spears, and Tully Blanchard surrounding Jericho’s group. A brutal beatdown occurred, culminating in Wardlow powerbombing Jericho off the stage through a table.
The next weeks MJF’s group came to the ring and christened themselves as ‘The Pinnacle’ of professional wrestling.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, MJF discussed the similarities between The Pinnacle and the group that ruled the NWA in the 1980s.
“I wanted to take something that was old and put a modern-day spin on it. It’s incredible to me that we are so talented that we have Wardlow in a Big Bubba Rogers position.”
Big Bubba Rogers – better known as Big Boss Man – was Jim Cornette’s silent enforcer for his Midnight Express tag team in the eighties.
“He’s [Wardlow] gigantic and a freak athlete. FTR is the best tag team in the world. I’m also so excited for the world to see Shawn Spears. He’s never received the proper spotlight, but now people are going to recognize how incredible he is.”
Tully Blanchard is the constant between the two groups. Blanchard joined the Horsemen as an original member with Ole and Arn Anderson, and Ric Flair in the mid-eighties. As part of the group, Blanchard held the NWA National Heavyweight and the NWA World Television Championships. Blanchard had acted as the manager for FTR and Shawn Spears prior to them joining MJF and Wardlow.
The Pinnacle has been advertised for a segment on the 31st of March edition of AEW Dynamite. Their appearance is being described as ‘MJF’s Gift To The Pinnacle’.