The AEW World Champion MJF feels bad for a WWE star who is constantly compared to him by wrestling fans.
It has been an impressive 2023 for AEW World Champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF), who has held the championship for over ten months. In addition to that, MJF has headlined multiple AEW shows this year including the All In PPV in England which had over 75,000+ fans in attendance.
In addition to his lengthy reign as the AEW World Champion, MJF is also a current ROH Tag Team Champion with his best friend Adam Cole. At WrestleDream in Seattle, MJF retained those titles against The Righteous in a handicap match.
During a recent interview with WrestlePurists, MJF spoke about some of the wrestlers he was compared to earlier in his career and how he didn’t think it was right.
“Certain wrestlers get compared to other wrestlers and the comparisons are flawed and I feel the time. This is a great example, and this is not a shot at EC3 at all. When I first came out to the scene, the first week of AEW Dynamite, I went out there, I cut a great promo, had a match with Brandon Cutler and then, my friends hit me up and they go, ‘Yo, people are calling you EC3 Jr. and Alberto Del Rio Jr.’ I’m like, ‘Holy s**t. That’s insane, because I’m in shape and I can talk?'”
MJF feels bad for WWE’s Grayson Waller due to fan comparisons
As he continued, MJF spoke about how some fans want to compare WWE’s Grayson Waller to him. Waller was called up to the WWE main roster earlier this year after being a successful NXT superstar for a few years. Waller is a cocky Australian who is a great athlete and is known for talking smack just like MJF does.
In MJF’s opinion, it’s not a fair comparison.
“It’s just odd, but I feel like the fans are creating it in their own f**king headcanon, you know what I mean? Like, you know who I feel bad for? I feel bad for Grayson Waller. Because I get f**king tagged daily, ‘Grayson Waller is just trying to be MJF,’ like f**king hell he is!”
“Do you see me wrestling in f**king basketball shorts? Do I have a f**king accent? Am I 6’2? No. Again, it’s it’s not the fans’ fault, right? There’s a wrestler that makes you feel something throughout the avenue of talking. Right? ‘Oh, f**k, who else makes me feel something throughout the avenue of talking? MJF. Oh, dude, he’s just copying MJF?’ No, he’s not, you f**king idiot. We’re just both good at talking!”
“Wrestling fans are definitely funny. At the same time, who am I kidding? I’m the biggest wrestling fan of them all. I’m willing to get dumped on my head just to leave a legacy for a sport that I care deeply about.”