Jim Ross Says MJF “Took It Too Far” At Revolution
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has commented on the incident at Revolution that saw MJF throw a drink at a child and says the AEW World Champion went too far.
In San Francisco, MJF defended his AEW World Championship in the main event against Bryan Danielson in a sixty-minute Iron Man match. The spectacular contest was tied at three falls each when the time expired much to the annoyance of the crowd. Overtime was called for by Tony Khan and MJF picked up the sudden death fall thanks to an oxygen canister to retain his title.
Early on in the contest, MJF caught attention for all the wrong reasons when he threw a drink on the child with the child and his mother appearing very unhappy about it. It later emerged that they were not plants and ended up being comforted by AEW’s community outreach boss Amanda Huber and was seen backstage getting to meet his favourite AEW star Powerhouse Hobbs to make up for the incident.
Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross says he thinks MJF now knows he went too far with his actions but says he didn’t think it took away from the match:
“I think he just, it was, it was just a reaction. I think it was instinctual. Max fancies himself, as he should, by the way, as a heel. Cornette would say I’m a heel goddamnit. So I just think he took it too far, you don’t do that. And I think he understands that now. And he had an emotional reaction. And he got it. He’s surrounded by people that don’t like him. And you know, there’s a lot of tension and pressure in that situation that you put yourself in.
“But you know, you don’t want to have it any other way if you’re a heel. But by throwing that beverage in that kid’s face, too far, too far, shouldn’t have done it. And he just reacted, we reacted, and he reacted in a negative way, he made the wrong choice.
“But to me, it didn’t take away from the match you know, after the fact it becomes more of an issue because like right now you and I are talking about it. But no, I think it was just it’s a natural heel reaction that got the best of Max.”
At the post-Revolution media scrum, Tony Khan revealed that he had a “serious conversation” with MJF following the incident.
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