MJF is confident that his dedication to training means he can’t be outworked in the ring.
At AEW All In at Wembley Stadium in London, Maxwell Jacob Friedman wrestled twice in one night. First, he and his Better Than You Bay Bay tag partner Adam Cole appeared on the Zero Hour pre-show, taking on and defeating ROH Tag Team Champions Aussie Open to capture the gold.
Then, in the main event, the pair tore the house down in an instant classic that saw the two test their newfound friendship almost to breaking point after Cole seemed on the verge of going along with Roderick Strong’s plans for him to cheat his way to victory. However, in the end, he sided with his friend, and although that cost him the match, which MJF won by roll-up, the pair embraced to close the show.
They won together as friends.
They fought together as friends.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 29, 2023
MJF needed a break after AEW All In
Friedman addressed his night of pulling double duty on the post-show media scrum. After admitting the bouts had an effect on his neck, he announced he was taking a break to go across the English Channel to Paris.
“My neck is killing me. I love Adam Cole to death, but oh my god, my neck hurts, dude. I said it point-blank to Adam when we walked through the curtain. I said, ‘I love you, buddy. But daddy needs a break.
“I’m gonna go to Paris, gonna bang some rats, I’m gonna have me a baguette, I’m gonna eat some snails or whatever the fuck they do over there.’ [Tony says escargot] Thank you. I’m still becoming cultured as a world champion.”
Although the Salt of the Earth isn’t 100%, he is still confident that the fact he takes his training seriously means there is nobody out there that can outwork him.
“But to answer your question as far as physically, I take my training very seriously because I’m a professional athlete. I find that there are a lot of professional wrestlers that don’t understand how important it is.
“You cannot outwork me. Nobody on the planet can outwork me, can outrun me. Not Bryan Danielson, not nobody in that ring. Adam Cole got tired in there wrestling daddy because everybody does. I’m a freaking machine.”
MJF won’t be able to rest for too long, as he and Cole will be defending their newly won Tag Team Championships at All Out in Chicago, with their opponents to be determined in a Battle Royal on Rampage.
Following that, a Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament will take place in September to determine the next challenger to his AEW World Championship.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.