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MJF Says Stadium Stampede Will Be “Literally Nothing Like” Last Year

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MJF has warned fans expecting a repeat of last year’s Stadium Stampede at this weekend’s Double Or Nothing that it will be “literally nothing like” the first incarnation of the match.

Just days away from the rematch between The Pinnacle and Inner Circle in a Stadium Stampede Match at Double Or Nothing, Inside The RopesKenny McIntosh caught up with MJF to ask all about his crowning moment at Double Or Nothing, the upcoming Stadium Stampede Match, and whether we may see a woman added to The Pinnacle!

During the chat, MJF said the match will be “as violent if not more violent than Blood And Guts.

“The approach is going to be real. The approach is going to be… We’re going to give them everything we have in our ammo and ignition and they are too. We’re going to be throwing bombs in there, live rounds. It’s going to be a fight. It’s not going to be a comedy bit. It’s not going to be a show. It’s not going to be an SNL skit. It’s going to be a fight and a brawl and I think it’s going to be just as violent, if not more violent, than Blood and Guts was.”

The 25-year-old added that there’s “no pressure” at all to live up to last year, saying it’s a completely different story and only the name is the same.

“There’s zero pressure in the sense that… How do I put this? Is it the same match? Yes, it has the same name. But it is not going to be the same match. It would be like if you watch a Netflix show and you have a main protagonist and a main antagonist, and then the second season is a completely different story, but it has the same exact show name. That’s what this is. That’s what Stadium Stampede part two is going to be. It’s going to have literally nothing to do with the first one and nothing like the first one, but it’s under the same name and handle.”

As far as the match goes, MJF said he’s just glad he won’t have to look at the fans, saying he’s going to miss pandemic wrestling.

“Yeah, man, it’s going to be a rowdy crowd for sure, a lot of poors are going to be in the arena. Luckily, I’m in a match where I’m not going to have to deal with all those people. Look, here’s my thing, everybody in the back’s so excited about fans. I think a part of me is definitely going to miss pandemic wrestling because I didn’t have to, let’s be honest, I just didn’t have to look at all of these disgusting people and now we’re going to be going to different states – a lot of them are in the South [MJF mimics putting a gun in his mouth] and I’m not looking forward to it at all. But I’m glad everybody else is stoked and happy about having a crowd back.”

The upcoming star, who has undoubtedly made the world sit up and take notice in the era of minimal, socially-distanced fans, reflected on his year.

“I was living my best life in the pandemic. The year 2020 and early 2021, for me, probably one of my favorite years of my life. No-one bothered me, my career is at an all-time high. Again, I didn’t have to look at all of you people. It was a dream come true and unfortunately now they have this “vaccine” and everything is opening up again and I’m kind of bummed about it, but it is what it is.”

AEW Double Or Nothing is available to watch this Sunday via Fite TV outside of the United States. US viewers can watch via B/R Live.