MJF Reacts To Cody Rhodes Losing At WrestleMania 39

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MJF didn’t have strong feelings about Cody Rhodes’ loss at WrestleMania 39, one way or the other.

MJF and Cody have a storied past in AEW. Cody was his mentor and friend, and then Max stabbed Cody in the back. Cody was his first major feud, and that served as the first big stepping stone for MJF’s ascent to the main-event scene in AEW.

Because of the major role he played in MJF’s career, the current AEW World Champion has an ambivalent opinion of Cody. Sting even mentioned Cody as a mentor to MJF on AEW Dynamite last week as well.

Speaking to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful, Maxwell Jacob Friedman gave his thought on Cody’s big loss at WrestleMania 39 against Roman Reigns and what he thinks of Cody’s overall demeanor as a person.

“We have a very interesting past. He’s been a mentor, he’s been a friend, he’s been a mortal enemy all wrapped into a neat, cute, little, succinct bow. I think he came across like a top guy. I think he’s transformed his body much like I have in the past year.

But let’s be honest, I’m bigger than him and I’m in better shape than he is, but, you know, he looked like a top guy. He was presented like a top guy. He had a top guy outing. He had a top guy match. He just didn’t win, and unfortunately, some nights you just don’t win, but Cody Rhodes I think is the epitome of putting the work in.

Everything that he has accomplished is literally only because of him and he’s far too humble to admit that. He’ll pretend it’s got something to do with somebody else. He got it done himself and he should be very proud of that.

Was I happy to see him lose at Mania? I don’t know if I would have been happy if he won or lost. The only thing that I know is he had an incredible outing and it was probably the best match of the entire night.”

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