MJF continues to exist solely for the purpose of rubbing salt in open wounds with his signature brand of verbal and visual venom.
After betraying his mentor, Cody Rhodes, at the AEW Full Gear pay-per-view on November 9 and unveiling Wardlow as his new heavy hitter on the November 11 episode of AEW Dynamite, MJF continues to antagonize Cody Rhodes.
When Cody Rhodes first left WWE to compete on the independent circuit, one of the first social media moves he made was to tweet out a list of all of his dream opponents now that he was his own boss.
After 8/19 pic.twitter.com/txeAKw9SSN— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) May 28, 2016
MJF mocked this tweet on December one 2019 by tweeting out a list of people he will never compete against after November 9 with the only name being Cody Rhodes.
After 11/9/19 pic.twitter.com/oVpUJYluza— Maxwell Jacob Friedman (@The_MJF) December 1, 2019
As of this moment, we have not heard Cody Rhodes make a lengthy statement about the betrayal from his protege. On the first episode of AEW Dynamite following the betrayal, Cody rushed the ring to attack Maxwell Jacob Friedman, but the introduction of Wardlow meant that Cody's taste of revenge would be short-lived.
Cody returned to action on the November 27 episode of AEW Dynamite and successfully won a match against Matt Knicks, but when he asked for a microphone and called out MJF, he would be attacked by the debuting tandem of The Butcher and The Blade.
Now, Maxwell Jacob Friedman is the holder of the first-ever AEW Dynamite Diamond Ring. A prize that he won by using Cody Rhodes finisher, CrossRhodes.
With Wardlow in his back pocket and Cody having more than one target making him unable to focus solely on MJF, MJF's antagonization has to sting Cody that much more. At the end of the day, if Maxwell Jacob Friedman is sitting comfortably, it means more pot-stirring and discomfort is sure to be on its way courtesy of the Burberry wearing megalomaniac.
And that's just the way he likes it.