The whole basis of MJF's feud with Jon Moxley has been about styles. MJF doesn't want wrestlers believing that Moxley's "car crash" way of wrestling is how young talent should be brought up.
MJF is a throwback in a sense, as his goal is to win the match and not pop the crowd.
Speaking to Inside The Ropes, MJF explained when he made the decision to change his style for the good of his career.
"I used to do a fosbury flop and I'd land on my feet, easy, every time. I remember, I hit a fosbury flop and I tweaked my knee. My opponent is laying on the ground, he's not wildly wounded but he's a little hurt, and I all I could think was, 'I potentially lost my ability to get the winner's purse in this match, but also my ability to have a career.' What if I tore my ACL, my meniscus, my LCL, MCL? Who knows. I just thought, 'there are much more effective ways to get a win than this.' I don't care if people are backing me or not," he said.
MJF went on to say that he can use a clothesline as a finisher and doesn't care if fans are upset because "anything is a finishing move as long as you win the match."
MJF is set to challenge Moxley for the AEW World Championship this Saturday at All Out.
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