The longest-reigning AEW World Champion MJF received some unfortunate injury news.
For over one year, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has been the AEW World Champion, but that title reign is likely in jeopardy now due to a serious injury.
At AEW Full Gear, MJF wrestled two matches. After retaining the ROH Tag Team Titles with Samoa Joe against The Gunns, MJF’s left knee was attacked by The Gunns. That put MJF’s status in doubt for the main event, but MJF returned and beat Jay White while selling the left knee injury.
On X/Twitter, MJF posted and deleted this message about suffering a torn labrum, which is a shoulder injury.
“I just got an MRI.
I tore my labrum in my left shoulder.
I’ll be defending my title at world’s end.
I believe in AEW.”
It was confirmed by PWInsider that the torn labrum injury is legitimate.
Fightful Select reports that MJF “sustained the injury during the AEW Full Gear top rope uranage spot.” MJF also hurt his hip by doing a dive from the top rope to the floor.
The Fightful story added that MJF will be undergoing treatment for the injury and is hoping to avoid surgery. If he needs surgery then that could put him on the shelf for up to six months or more.
Who Will MJF Wrestle At AEW “World’s End” PPV?
On the November 22nd edition of Dynamite, MJF and Samoa Joe agreed to an AEW World Title match at the Worlds End PPV taking place on December 30th in the champion’s hometown of Long Island, New York.
That agreement was made because Joe helped MJF retain the ROH Tag Team Titles earlier in the night.
As noted by MJF in the deleted tweet above, he is expected to compete at Worlds End as scheduled.
I’m coming home.
I’m coming up.
The world ain’t gonna catch me going down. pic.twitter.com/BL1iZyTsUp
— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™️ (@The_MJF) November 23, 2023