AEW Superstar MJF Credits This WWE Legend for Making Him Fall in Love With Wrestling

Published 08/31/2021, 12:37 PM EDT


AEW pro-wrestler MJF is doing rather well for himself. He has been well-pressured by the AEW fans, and undoubtedly, he is rising to the top!

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However, behind every great athlete is an inspiration who has a huge influence. This is the same for MJF, and while talking Inside The Ropes, he revealed his inspiration.

“Roddy Piper. Before me, I’m going to say the only person who would equal the ability to get a visceral reaction from the crowd was Piper. Piper made me fall in love with wrestling.”

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“And if I was able to have an opportunity to have promos back and forth with Roddy, and then a match that I know would be vicious as all hell. I think that would probably go down as the greatest match in the history of professional wrestling.” H/t Inside The Ropes

Apart from Roddy Piper, MJF named the likes of Chris Jericho, Tully Blanchard, Ric Flair, and others as his favourite wrestlers.

MJF will battle Chris Jericho at AEW All Out 2021

Chris Jericho and MJF will have their next battle at AEW All Out 2021. This time Chris Jericho has put his career on the line. If he fails to defeat MJF, Jericho will never wrestle again.

The duo have previously battled before. Their feud began when MJF betrayed The Inner Circle and created his own faction, The Pinnacle. Not only have Jericho and MJF battled, but the factions have had their fights as well.

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Keeping the matches aside, the factions have cut thriller segments taking shots at each other. The battle of factions worked out quite well for AEW since several individuals responded to the same and the company earned significant ratings as well.

The feud set the tone during the first battle where Jericho and his rival took the match to the steel cage’s roof. When that happened, the other members of The Inner Circle surrendered to MJF, hoping he would let go off Jericho. However, he accepted their surrender and yet dropped him from the cage’s roof.

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This is when the entire AEW Universe knew this was going to be a brutal feud where everyone’s tolerance would for pain would be tested!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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