MJF has sent a message to an autistic wrestler who praised the star for talking about his ADHD but don’t worry, the Long Island native soon reverted to type.
MJF has had one of the most tumultuous 2022s in the wrestling business. At the beginning of the year, the AEW star found himself embroiled in one of the greatest feuds in company history and possibly of the modern era as he did battle with CM Punk. The 26-year-old defeated Punk in his hometown of Chicago before losing in a brutal and bloody dog collar match at Revolution.
That spun off into the long-awaited rivalry between MJF and his long-time put-upon bodyguard Wardlow. However, before those two men could square off at Double Or Nothing it appeared the three-time Dynamite Diamond winner was doing everything he could behind the scenes to leave AEW.
MJF missed an advertised meet and greet and it was rumoured that he might even n0-show his pay-per-view match. In the end, he did compete with Wardlow picking up a decisive victory but on the following Dynamite, he dared Tony Khan to fire him in an expletive-laden rant and was off AEW television for the summer with no clues as to his next move.
At All Out in September, the devil revealed himself once again as MJF – in disguise – captured the chip to win the casino ladder match and with it a shot at the AEW World Championship. It wasn’t until the end of the night that MJF revealed himself to the world and to his old rival and then-AEW World Champion, CM Punk.
In a rare exchange with fans, Maxwell Jacob Friedman responded to an autistic wrestler on social media who had gotten in touch with the star over his own mentions of having ADHD. In typical MJF fashion, his remarks were blunt – although slightly touching at the same time:
“Mental disabilities don’t define us. Be who you want to be. Just know I’ll always be better than you”
Mental disabilities don’t define us. Be who you want to be. Just know I’ll always be better than you
— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™️ (@The_MJF) October 18, 2022