The Devil finally got his due last Saturday at AEW Full Gear. After some help from William Regal, Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) defeated Jon Moxley to become the new AEW World Champion.
MFJ has been one of the hottest things in pro wrestling for months now. Scratch that; The MJF has been one of the hottest things in wrestling for years. To say this championship win was a long time coming is a huge understatement.
The story of MJF’s comeback and rise to the top has been perfectly crafted over the past few months. The story has been amazing, from a pipebomb promo, to being off the grid for months, to a comeback and victory in the Casino Ladder Match at All Out on a night when AEW was nearly turned upside down by his rival, CM Punk. Not to mention, his promo work with William Regal was some of the best of his young career.
From the night MJF returned, everyone knew what AEW needed. Jon Moxley was a great AEW World Champion and put the company on his back during tough times. But Moxley was not meant to be champion. Mox had to take a break while Punk and MJF continued their feud. Everyone knew that the Devil was supposed to be the next AEW World Champion.
Think how consistent MJF has been over the years. MJF has put on some of the best matches and given us some of the best matches and promos that AEW and the pro wrestling world has ever seen. MJF is GOLDEN on the mic, untouchable so to speak. He’s not the best technical wrestler in the world, but when it comes to MJF, it’s the storytelling that makes his matches so great, not the technical side.
William Regal helping MJF defeat Jon Moxley was the icing on the cake. It was a beautiful narrative as we got to know the history of the two through the back-and-forth promotion throughout the story. The duo between MJF and Regal will be must-see TV and could become one of the best stories in wrestling over the next few months.
Matty Breisch ·
Matty Breisch ·
The MJF is already impressive as it is, but Regal is going to take it to new heights. At 26 years old, the possibilities are endless for MJF and his character. He is one of, if not the best thing in wrestling today and will be for a very long time.
The MJF era has finally begun. Buckle up because we’re about to go for a ride. This championship reign might be the best thing pro wrestling has seen in years.