AEW VP Nik Sobic Sees Similarities Between MJF And Christopher Nowinski

Nik Sobic says MJF reminds him of an old friend and fellow Harvard alumni.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman will not hesitate to alert whomever is in the vicinity that he is better than them and that he is the fasting-rising star in professional wrestling. At the age of 23, MJF is signed to All Elite Wrestling and has begun an on-screen feud with AEW World Title challenger Adam "Hangman" Page. MJF has been credited by current wrestlers, Hall Of Famers and former wrestlers alike for keeping character in interviews, at meet and greets and in public settings.

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MJF has caught the attention of All Elite Wrestling Vice President of Business Operations, Nik Sobic. Nik has worked closely with AEW President Tony Khan for five years, with the majority of those years deriving from their time together with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nik Sobic has appeared in the Road To Fyter Fest and Road To Fight For The Fallen series' and he recently spoke with Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald to promote Fight For The Fallen. Harvard alum and former WWE Hardcore Champion Christopher Nowinski's name was brought into the conversation. Sobic spoke about he and Nowinski's friendship and stated that MJF's character reminds him of Christopher Nowinski's character from his time in WWE.

“Yeah, Harvard grads. Eventually, rubbed shoulders at one event or another." Sobic said of himself and Christopher Nowinski. "Again, he’s one of my favorite wrestlers because of the sort of heel shtick that he had, and there are some parallels actually, between him and one of my new favorite wrestlers who works for AEW, MJF. Sort of the cocky, arrogant, Ivy League-esque kid who I don’t think accurately describes me but certainly accurately describes some people who I’ve come across in my life. I actually think that’s why he’s a compelling character because he plays it so well and there are unfortunately people out there like that so…”


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If the quote in this article is used, please credit Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald with an H/T to Fightful for the transcription.

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