Those who believe MJF doesn't break kayfabe are sadly mistaken.
They are mistaken because kayfabe does not exist.
"Guys, kayfabe is not a real word. Go to Merriam-Websters dictionary and search 'kayfabe.' Tell me if anything comes up. It won't," MJF said on Busted Open Radio.
While "kayfabe" may not exist, the word "villain" does exist and it is defined as "(in a film, novel, or play) a character whose evil actions or motives are important to the plot."
According to MJF, he is the big villain in wrestling, though he wouldn't call himself that.
"I'm easily the biggest 'villain' in professional wrestling. I don't want to be, I believe I'm a salt of the earth human-being, but unfortunately, that is the way the cards have lied for me in the eyes of the fans. I am the top dog when it comes to being 'the villain.' Again, didn't want that for myself because, like I said, I don't view myself in that way. At this point, screw it, I'll lean into it. I don't care anymore because I'm gonna not be myself and not be 110% honest and authentic. That's what divides me from everyone else. They have to put on a costume or a cape or a mask so they feel larger than life enough to walk through a curtain and garner a reaction. I don't have to put on a costume, all I have to do is wake up, get out of bed, and go to work. Everybody, no matter how much they hate me, they have to respect it," he said.
MJF will have a chance to add to his villain resume on Sunday at AEW Double or Nothing when he and The Pinnacle face The Inner Circle. If The Pinnacle are victorious, the Inner Circle will be forced to disband.
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Double or Nothing beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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