Chris Jericho and Court Bauer heap praise onto Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
MJF is one of the fastest rising stars in wrestling. Currently, he is a part of the Inner Circle along with Chris Jericho on AEW but he got his start on national television with Court Bauer’s Major League Wrestling as one-third of The Dynasty.
Chris Jericho and Court Bauer recently spoke on Chris Jericho's podcast where they spoke about Maxwell Jacob Friedman’s old soul mentality for professional wrestling and Chris Jericho put over MJF as one of the few people he enjoys collaborating with.
“Definitely an old soul in the business, but also, too and you know, we were watching him on Rosie O'Donnell when he was like five years old, singing opera. So the kid obviously was a natural right from the start,” Jericho began. “But what I really enjoy is he's got a lot of great ideas, too. I'm a big collaborator. If I find somebody I connect with because I'm very guarded, too. I come from the place that a lot of top guys do, where I think my ideas are better than most. So to get an idea in with me, I really have to like it because I'm at the point of my career where I don't have to settle or I don't have to be passive-aggressive. Like if I don't like it, I'll just say I don't like it.”
Jericho would go on to say that Maxwell came up with the idea for Le Dinner Debonair and the recent skit where the Inner Circle vacationed in Las Vegas.
“With him, he comes up with a lot of great stuff, even which you saw with’ Le Dinner Debonair’ or ‘The Inner Circle Slays Vegas.’ He's right up there with coming up with some of the ideas. Actually, the original idea for the song and dance routine was his and the original idea to go to Vegas was his. Then, I think of both of those concepts and then I kind of take it and expand upon it. So I like that, you know, he's got a lot of courage and confidence and he's got a lot of great ideas and thoughts and contributions to what we're doing, which is always a pleasure."
Court Bauer would go on to say that MJF has always been receptive and natural in wrestling and that should the industry ever go back to a time of bookers, MJF will make a great booker.
“He is also very generous. We put him in a faction with Alex Hammerstone, who is incredible, and Richard Holliday, who is awesome. They really meshed well and he helped to create this chemistry amongst the three of them. They became really good friends for real. He has a real high wrestling IQ and he has that appetite for wrestling and he reminds me a little bit of Eddie Gilbert, a little bit of [Chris] Candido], and Buddy Rogers. I once told him if territories still existed, if bookers were more of a thing today than they really are, it's like an endangered species. But if there was such a role that he could be one day, he could be a really good booker. I still believe that. Like, I think when his time comes and goes in the ring, he has the ability to be a really excellent booker if he ever desired to do that.”
Mjf recently spoke to Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp and expressed his love for the territory era of wrestling. Check out that whole interview at this link.
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