“The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he did not exist.”
At All Elite Wrestling’s Full Gear pay-per-view event, MJF began his first reign as the AEW World Champion after taking out then-defending champion Jon Moxley. At first, Maxwell Jacob Friedman claimed that he wanted to win the right way, that he wasn’t going to use his Dynamite Diamond ring, and he didn’t. Instead, he used a pair of brass knuckles that William Regal surprisingly snuck him.
Then, MJF slammed Moxley with the brass knuckles, sealing the deal for a pincount victory to win the belt.
After the pay-per-view, AEW owner Tony Khan kicked off the Full Gear media scrum, but before he could get truly started, MJF interrupted him by cutting his first official promo as AEW World Champion.
“The times, they are a changing. Wait your turn baby [speaking to Tony Khan], people pay to see me, not you. Let’s talk, shall we. AEW is now destination television, once again. The ship has been steered properly, once again. This belt is now the most important belt in this entire sport, and it’s thanks to three letters. It damn sure ain’t AEW. I know for a motherf**kin’ fact it ain’t MOX. It’s MJF. Godd**n, you people are f**king dumb. No offense. Are you f**kers stupid?
You morons bit on every single word I had to say this past couple of months, huh? ‘I wanna earn it.’ ‘I wanna…’ f**k that! I deserve it because I’m the best wrestler in the f**king world. Every single one of you know it. On the microphone, in the ring, nobody can touch me. That’s a fact, nobody is on my level. To think you guys still believed me when I put over this [Tony Khan] motherf**ker. Grow the f**k up, no offense. Grow up.
‘MJF, what’s going on with you Regal? We’re all really interested.’ You think I’m going to tell you anything. With 70,000 f**king hardcore marks watching at home, j**king off in their grandma’s basement. You think I give a s**t? If you want to know anything about the most important man in professional wrestling, you have to tune in to the MJF show, that’s every Wednesday on TBS. You know damn well that it’s destination TV.
Here’s what’s going to f**king happen. I’m going to take a shower, I’m going to get all of Moxley’s disgusting hepatitis A through Z off of me, and then in the morning, I’m going to do what nobody else on the roster does because I’m the only real f**king star here, I’m going to hop on a jet and I’m gonna go to my godd**n movie set. Anybody got any questions? Just kidding. Thank you. F**k you. Bye.”