MJF – “I Went From Being Great To Being Perfect”

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The always confident AEW World Champion MJF believes he went from being a great wrestler to a perfect wrestler.

In five years, Maxwell Jacob Friedman went from being a part of the All In show before AEW was a thing, then he signed with AEW in early 2019 and now he’s about to headline the biggest show in company history.

At the AEW Full Gear pay-per-view in November 2022, MJF became the youngest AEW World Champion ever by beating Jon Moxley. It wasn’t a clean win since he got an assist from William Regal, but it was the match that made MJF a top guy.

Since then, MJF has beaten some of the biggest names in AEW like Bryan Danielson, Ricky Starks, Darby Allin, Sammy Guevera and Jack Perry to remain the champion. Prior to becoming AEW World Champion, MJF beat other huge names like Cody Rhodes, Chris Jericho and CM Punk on his way to the top of the company.

While talking to The Ringer, MJF made it clear that he doesn’t have contemporaries in pro wrestling because he’s on his own level.

“No one’s going to like this answer, but the fact of the matter is, I don’t have contemporaries.”

“There has never been anyone in the history of the sport that has gotten it as fast and has gotten as over as fast and as young as MJF. There have been guys who have gotten television time at a young age, but there [were] holes in their game, and everybody knew it. And those holes needed to be patched up, and it took time.”

“I’m the guy who came onto the scene, and I went from being great to being perfect.”

“Let me explain something to you: I’m over as f**k, and I want you to print that verbatim.”

MJF Has Two Championship Matches At AEW All In

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The AEW World Title will be on the line in the main event of All In as MJF defends against his best friend Adam Cole.

Earlier on Sunday at All In, MJF & Cole will team up against ROH Tag Team Champions Aussie Open to try to win those titles. That match is on the Zero Hour pre-show prior to All In.

The full lineup for AEW All In looks like this:

* AEW World Championship: MJF vs. Adam Cole

* AEW World Tag Team Championship: FTR vs. The Young Bucks

* Chris Jericho vs. Will Ospreay

* “Real” World Championship: CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe

* AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida vs. Toni Storm vs. Saraya vs. Britt Baker

* AEW World Trios Championship: House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King & Buddy Matthews) vs. The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens) & Billy Gunn

* Coffin Match: Darby Allin & Sting vs. Swerve Strickland & Christian Cage

* Stadium Stampede 5-on-5 Tag Team Match: Eddie Kingston, Orange Cassidy, Best Friends (Chuck & Trent) & Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta), Santana & Ortiz

* The Golden Elite (Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi & Adam Page) vs. Bullet Club Gold (Jay White & Juice Robinson) and Konosuke Takeshita

* ROH World Tag Team Championship Match: Aussie Open vs. Adam Cole & MJF – ZERO HOUR PRE-SHOW

* FTW Championship: Jack Perry vs. Hook – ZERO HOUR PRE-SHOW