The confident AEW World Champion MJF is now just days away from having the longest title reign in company history.
There was a huge main event on AEW Collision on Saturday night in Uncasville, Connecticut as the AEW World Champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman defended the championship against a former champion Kenny Omega.
It was a match that was set up only three days earlier on AEW Dynamite although it was hinted one week prior. The story is that Kenny Omega has the record for the longest AEW World Title reign in company history at 346 days.
As of Saturday night, MJF was at 344 days since he won the championship at Full Gear on November 19, 2022. That meant that MJF had to defend the AEW World Title against Omega to try to set the record for the longest World Title reign in AEW history.
The match between MJF and Omega was an instant classic featuring a lot of incredible moments and action that made it seem like either guy could win at several different points in the match.
For the finish, MJF countered a charging Omega by sending him into the turnbuckle and hitting a superkick. Friedman hit Adam Cole’s Panama Sunrise moments later followed by a Heatseeker (like a piledriver) for the pinfall win to retain his title. Sadly, MJF doesn’t actually have the AEW World Title since his Full Gear opponent Jay White stole it.
After the match, Max and Kenny shook hands. They also hugged in the middle of the ring as well.
MJF’s next AEW World Title defense will be at Full Gear
Maxwell Jacob Friedman’s AEW World Title reign now sits at 345 days meaning Monday, October 30th is day 346 to tie Omega’s record, and on Tuesday, October 31 (that’s Halloween), MJF will reach 347 days to break the record. That means when AEW gets to Dynamite next Wednesday, November 1st, MJF will be at 348 days to perhaps celebrate the new record.
It was established weeks ago that Maxwell Jacob Friedman’s next AEW World Title defense will take place at Full Gear in Los Angeles on November 18th. On that night, the opponent will be Jay White, who is the man who stole the World Title from Friedman the champion.
On Twitter/X, MJF reacted to setting the record while making it known he was focused on White.
You’re next Jay.
— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™️ (@The_MJF) October 29, 2023
Congratulations to the great Maxwell Jacob Friedman on setting the AEW World Title reign length record.