For some fans, the forbidden door is wrestling is a real thing and many eyebrows were raised when MJF publicly crossed paths with John Cena.
John Cena was pictured with AEW World Champion MJF at the LA premiere of The Iron Claw. The movie tells the story of the tragic Von Erich wrestling dynasty with MJF credited as an Executive Producer of the movie as well as portraying Lance Von Erich.
Speaking on the SI Media Podcast, MJF was asked about the meeting and explained what he and John Cena had to say to one another:
We’re two guys that are both massive fans of each other’s work. He loves what I’m doing in AEW, I obviously love everything that he’s done in professional wrestling as a whole. He’s easily a first-ballot Hall of Famer and I literally am a Hall of Famer, but I believe that I am also soon to be a first-ballot professional wrestling Hall of Famer as well.
We exchanged pleasantries and we talked and discussed how we’re fans of each other’s work. I told him straight-up, I find him to be an absolute inspiration, what he’s been able to do with Make-A-Wish, with all these kids, and also what he’s been able to do completely transcend outside of the professional wrestling sport and landscape is something that I’ve begun to do as well.
I’m really proud of that, and I don’t think I’d be able to do that without following the footsteps of these major giants of professional wrestling history, like him, like Batista, like The Rock. If not for these guys, they wouldn’t take me seriously as an actor.
MJF A Legitimate Hall Of Famer
MJF has been inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame for his exploits as a pro wrestler and for being very loud and proud about his identity as a Jewish man.
MJF will no doubt hope his next success comes at AEW Worlds End on December 30th when he puts his AEW World Championship on the line against Samoa Joe.