The AEW World Champion MJF referenced Vince McMahon yet again on Dynamite.
In the opening match on the June 14th edition of AEW Dynamite, Maxwell Jacob Friedman faced Adam Cole in a World Title Eliminator Match. The rules in an Eliminator Match is if the champion loses that non-title match then the challenger gets a title shot.
MJF and Cole ended up having an incredible match full of nearfalls with the fans chanting “this is awesome” and “fight forever” throughout the match.
What was interesting about MJF’s gear is that on the left elbow, he was wearing an elbow pad that said “Vince Was Right” in reference to WWE’s Executive Chairman Vince McMahon.
That elbow pad was a reference to what Friedman said in a promo last week about how Vince McMahon didn’t see Adam Cole as a main roster star in WWE. MJF also made reference to the rumor that Cole was going to be Keith Lee’s manager in WWE if Cole re-signed there. Whether that rumor was really true is unknown at this point.
There have been many promos by Maxwell over the last year where has openly talked about being a free agent in January 2024 while also mentioning WWE’s Vince McMahon, WWE CEO Nick Khan and WWE’s Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque as well.
The match between MJF and Adam Cole was a thrilling battle between two of AEW’s biggest stars. It looked like Cole had MJF beaten when the referee countered one…two…and then the bell rang. They were at the 30-minute mark of a match with a 30-minute time limit, so it was ruled as a time-limit draw.
In another moment on the show, NJPW legend Hiroshi Tanahashi challenged MJF to a match at Forbidden Door on June 25th. Maxwell shot it down saying it’s not happening, but that will likely change. It’s not official…for now.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 15, 2023