On November 19, 2022, MJF became the new AEW World Champion after taking out Jon Moxley at All Elite Wrestling’s Full Gear pay-per-view event, making history in the process.
At 26-years-old, MJF is one of the youngest world champions in the entire history of professional wrestling, and is the youngest altogether in All Elite Wrestling record books.
Full name Maxwell Jacob Friedman, MJF landed the title victory after getting shocking assistance from William Regal, who is the Blackpool Combat Club’s leader — the faction that Moxley calls home.
For the majority of the bout, Friedman fought like a babyface, but would eventually turn back to his heel ways when he pulled the referee in front of him to block a move from Moxley. With the official knocked out and Moxley laying on the mat, MJF grabbed his Dynamite Diamond ring, which he previously stated he would not rely on. However, Regal came out to challenge the “Devil,” with Friedman putting down the ring.
This led to Jon Moxley putting Friedman in a bulldog choke, with the latter tapping out, however, the referee was still knocked out. Regal then told Moxley to wake the referee up, grabbing MJF’s ring in the process, and slid Friedman his trademark brass knuckles.
MJF took the brass knuckles, popped Moxley with them, and got the 1-2-3 pinfall victory to win the AEW World Championship. With the title victory, Friedman is now a one-time AEW World Champion, and the youngest in the company to win the title.
— AEW on TV (@AEWonTV) November 20, 2022