MJF: I'll Be On Top Of Wrestling Until I'm 70 With My Style

Get ready for a lot more MJF.

MJF is already seen as one of the top stars in AEW and is set to challenge for the AEW World Title at All Out. The 24-year-old star is a self-proclaimed prodigy in wrestling and many see him as the future of the business.

Synergy Wrestling, UWA Elite, ECWA Announce Co-Branded Territory Championship

Last Wednesday on Dynamite, MJF gave his State of the Industry address, calling out Jon Moxley for pushing a style that is not conducive to long-term success, which is what MJF wants to avoid and change.

"Nothing that came out of my mouth wasn't something that wasn't true, there was no hyperbole, it was all facts," MJF said on Busted Open Radio. "I said 'grab a calculator' because 'in facts,' who is one of the top stars in wrestling? It's Chris Jericho, my hat off to him. The man is 49. In 25 years from now, I will be 49. That is why I was so comfortable saying that. With the way I wrestle and my style, I'm probably going to be able to wrestle until I'm 70 and be on top. I'm not being an idiot. I'm not doing what everyone else in my generation is doing, which is succumbing to this car crash style that dictator Jon wants us to succumb to. I'm not going to jump into that style because I want to make sure that I'm helping our company go from being the alternative, and I'm not saying I want to monopolize professional wrestling, that didn't come out of my mouth, what I am saying though is I want us to be number one."

He continued, "Dictator Jon studied the Ian Rottens of the world, the brain-damaged of the world. I studied the greats, the Flairs, Tullys, Ernie Ladds, Nick Bockwinkels. Those guys careers lasted a long time because they wrestled intelligently. They didn't wrestle to garner a pop from the audience. I am wrestling to get the winner's purse. I am wrestling to stay on top and be the top guy for the next 25 years, not the next two. It's unfortunate that we have to see every Wednesday a bunch of guys clamoring for attention by hopping over the top rope or jumping off it."

MJF will challenge whomever the AEW World Champion is at All Out. Moxley currently holds the title, but he is scheduled to defend the belt against Darby Allin on Wednesday's Dynamite.

If you use any of the quotes above, please give a h/t and link back to Fightful for the transcription.

Get exclusive combat sports content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web