MJF believes he needs to get through Chris Jericho in order to make it back into the World Championship picture because unless Jericho is out of the way, he will never stop being a thorn in Max’s side.
Maxwell Jacob Friedman and Chris Jericho have been entangled in a program together for the better part of the last calendar year and with each passing week, the rivalry only increases in intensity.
With an inevitable match between the two once again on the horizon, MJF says he needs to beat Chris Jericho in order to move on back into the AEW World Championship scene, exactly where he was last year before they started their program.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, MJF explains just how necessary it is for him to truly put Chris Jericho in the rearview mirror.
“I’m going to get to that world title,” MJF says. “I should be world champion right now. Jon Moxley hit an illegal maneuver on me [at last summer’s All Out]. And the reason I can’t focus on that is because of Chris Jericho. He’s the reason I’m not challenging for the world title.”
“I can’t get to that world title if Chris Jericho still exists in my company,” Max concluded
Next week, Maxwell Jacob Friedman will give Chris Jericho his stipulations in order for Jericho to make it to the match with him. Check out the full card for AEW Road Rager on July 7 here.