MJF: MLW Is A Great Breeding Ground For Up And Coming Talent

Before he was one of the top stars in AEW, MJF was a featured talent in Major League Wrestling, winning the MLW Middleweight Championship and being part of The Dynasty alongside Alex Hammerstone and Richard Holiday.

MJF left MLW in January 2020 to commit to AEW full-time, but he still looks back fondly on his time in MLW and all he learned from those he worked with.

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"Bruce Prichard, I spoke to multiple times in MLW. We met in MLW, we have stayed in contact ever since. Bruce is a great guy. Bruce, I loooove you. Great guy, Brother Love. It's a business, at the end of the day, but you make friends along the way. Jim Cornette was there in MLW. I learned a lot from him in that short stint when I got to talk to him. Konnan was over there, I learned a lot. Not enough people talk about MLW. I feel, it's honestly, a great breeding ground for young up-and-coming talent. At the time, when I was there, there were so many people coming in and out. Yes, they were coming in and out fairly quickly, but if you're a student of the game like I was, you chewed their ear off and you made sure you learn something," said MJF while speaking to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour.

Prichard is the current Executive Director of WWE Raw and SmackDown, and has been reference on AEW television by MJF as he teases jumping to WWE in January 2024 when his AEW contract expires.

Alex Hammerstone is the reigning MLW World Heavyweight Champion while Richard Holliday is still prominently featured on the show.

Elsewhere during the interview, MJF discussed Cody Rhodes' departure from AEW and how the locker room reacted. Fans can view his full comments by clicking here.

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