MJF has compared himself to Dwayne Johnson more than once in recent weeks, but on the December 7th edition of AEW Dynamite, he invoked The Rock’s name as an insult.
The show opened with the Dynamite Dozen Battle Royal which was won by Ricky Starks. The pair are set to meet at Winter Is Coming with the AEW World Championship on the line.
MJF Quotes Dwayne Johnson On Dynamite
However, before Starks could even be announced as the winner, MJF made his way to the ring. The AEW World Champion wasted little time in verbally going after his new rival, calling him a “roody poo candy ass,” commenting that he had stolen everything else from “that guy.” The line was of course made famous by Dwayne Johnson during his time as The Rock.
MJF continued by referring to Starks as “pebble,” adding that he was going to “skim his ass all of the way back to Billy Corgan’s NWA.” He also branded the star as nothing more than a “dollar store Dwayne.”
Far from wilting under the attack, Ricky Starks fired back as his adopted hometown crowd roared their approval.
The star star hit out at MJF for always targeting the “low hanging fruit” in his promos, before mocking his shoes, “too small” shirt and fake tan. A fired up Starks said that he’d worked for everything he had in this business, and next week he’ll be taking the AEW World Championship.
To close the segment MJF delivered a low-blow to the number one contender, but Starks came flying back with a Spear to stand tall with with World Championship belt.