After MJF and Jon Moxley crossed words on recent episodes of AEW Dynamite the issues between the pair show no sign of dying down.
On September 7th MJF made his triumphant return to AEW Dynamite, just days after his huge comeback at All Out where he won the Casino Ladder Match with a little bit of help from The Firm.
Back on Dynamite MJF was initially cheered to the rafters before switching back into his old ways during a confrontation with Jon Moxley. On the following episode of the show the star verbally attacked Moxley again even referencing his battle with alcoholism.
During an appearance on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, MJF continued to take shots at the two-time AEW World Champion. The number one contender for the World Title was asked to name the most overrated wrestler in the world, and he eventually settled on Moxley, going on to run down his issues with the star.
“I think I’m gonna say Jon Moxley. Jon Moxley is definitely a star, but he’s not the guy that you think he is. I was trying to explain it on TV but sometimes I fear because I’m so intelligent that things that I’m saying go over people’s heads.
Jon Moxley represents, or is presenting to you, a version of himself that is this [Jon Moxley impression’ ‘This big, bad tough guy, I’ll drink your blood, I’ll break your bones man!’ It’s neat, but deep down I don’t think it’s him. I think he’s still that scared little boy from the slums of Cincinnati, and he’s putting on an act.
When MJF steps through the curtain I’m not portraying anybody. I’m me 24/7. And if you don’t believe me you can ask him. [points at Helwani] He’s seen me out and about when there’s not a camera rolling, he knows the deal. I’m always MJF and that’s a fact.
So in that sense I think he’s overrated. I think people are kind of buying wolf tickets when it comes to Jon Moxley.
Great professional wrestler, great on the microphone, but I don’t think he’s who he’s claiming to be.”
At AEW Dynamite Grand Slam Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley will meet to crown a new AEW World Champion. Following his victory All Out thanks to The Firm, MJF will square off against the winner.
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