AEW World Champion MJF is widely regarded as one of the best promos in the business.
Ever since signing with AEW in 2019, he set himself apart from the crowd with his superior speeches. Who could forget his mic battles with CM Punk and his scathing promo on Tony Khan that got him suspended?
The self-proclaimed generational talent is never one to shy away from pointing out other wrestlers’ flaws. Recently, he has targeted Ricky Starks, Konosuke Takeshita and Bryan Danielson with his vindictive verbiage. But in a recent interview, he took a shot at former WCW and WWE World Champion, Goldberg.
The Salt of the Earth was a guest on WTF with Marc Maron. During the interview, Friedman critiqued the WWE Hall of Famer’s promo skills likening his style to that of an anxiety attack.
“If you’re a Jew, you love MJF because, if you think about it, I’m really the first prolific world champion that just so happens to be Jewish in the history of the business that is good at talking and wrestling. Love Bill Goldberg to death, but you put a mic in front of his mouth, he kind of has a bit of a panic attack.”
During his career, Da Man was known more for his explosive power than his microphone prowess. His promos were usually filled with roars and growls resulting in his famous catchphrase, “Who’s Next?”
MJF Will Defend The AEW World Championship At Revolution
On the February 8th edition of Dynamite, Bryan Danielson defeated RUSH in a violent and bloody match. The win for the American Dragon solidified his position as the number-one contender for the promotion’s World Championship.
After weeks of gruelling matches against a variety of increasingly difficult opponents, Danielson finally got his shot at the champion at the upcoming PPV in a 60-minute Iron Man match.
The two have been on a collision course ever since Friedman won the title. At last year’s Full Gear, he defeated Danielson’s Blackpool Combat Club stablemate, Jon Moxley with the help of William Regal. After winning the coveted championship, Friedman then betrayed Regal incurring the wrath of Danielson.