MJF Set For First AEW Match Of 2024


MJF will step back into the ring for his first AEW match in nearly six months.

At the AEW Double or Nothing PPV in Las Vegas, MJF made his return to AEW television to confront his former best friend Adam Cole. That didn’t go well for Cole since Max got some revenge in a segment where Max also spoke about how he was going to be with AEW long term.

Since coming back to AEW, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has had issues with Rush, which made it seem like a match between the two men was inevitable.

Those issues between MJF and Rush continued on AEW Dynamite from Des Moines, Iowa. Rush was in action against a wrestler named Deonn Rusman. It was an easy win for Rush in under three minutes.

After the match, Rush stood on Rusman’s throat and called him a typical American like all of you: “Weak!” Rush beat up Rusman with strikes again.

That led to MJF making his way down to the ring. Just like in the recent past, Friedman is no longer wearing a scarf. MJF got into the ring as he exchanged punches and forearms with Rush. There was security that went into the ring, so MJF and Rush beat them up. Christopher Daniels tried to stop the fight, but that didn’t work. MJF even bit Rush’s head. They left the ring leading to MJF tossing Rush over the barricade. They went fighting into the crowd as referees tried to break it up.

The fighting continued as MJF walked Rush to the backstage area. Rush sent MJF into some equipment cases. Rush threw a case at MJF. They were at some table that had water on it and MJF slammed Rush through a table. Rush wasn’t hurt much as more people from the locker room emerged to break it up.

Moments after the fighting, it was announced that MJF will face Rush next week on the June 19th edition of Dynamite. It will open the show and will be a commercial-free match.

When Was MJF’s Last AEW Match?

Prior to next week’s MJF-Rush matchup on Dynamite, the longest reigning AEW World Champion MJF last competed in a match way back on December 30, 2023 when he lost the AEW World Championship to Samoa Joe.

During the first five months of 2024, MJF was off television while recovering from various injuries.