While many wrestlers, including top guys like Bryan Danielson and CM Punk, remain active in the ring, MJF only has a handful of matches to his name in 2021.
MJF has wrestled 14 times in 2021 and only six singles matches.
Appearing on Busted Open Radio, MJF explained why he doesn't need to wrestle so often.
"Here's the deal, I only wrestle when it behooves me to wrestle. I find that a lot of guys on the AEW roster are wrestling because they feel they need to impress our fanbase. I don't have to impress anybody, everybody is already impressed by me. You're impressed by me the second my music hits. There's a reason that when my music hits, I get one of the loudest reactions, positive or negative, in all of wrestling. I don't have to wrestle every single week to make people feel that way to get people excited about me. I'm an attraction. I'm Andre The Giant," he stated.
MJF continued by discussing his feud with CM Punk
"I've already gotten into CM Punk's head because what I said is true," he stated. "Is CM Punk undefeated in AEW? Yes. Is that impressive? Absolutely, but I'm waiting for the CM punk of old. I'm waiting for that flicker to switch behind his eyes so I can see the CM Punk of old that I grew up with. Hopefully, I get it. I want it to come out. I was on commentary for him vs. Lee Moriarty. Lee Moriarty is one of the greatest upcoming talents we have to offer on our roster, but he shouldn't be on CM Punk's level. CM Punk was struggling against that kid. It's very interesting and I think it's all because I'm in his head."
MJF and CM Punk have been going back and forth on the mic in recent weeks on AEW Dynamite.
It is unknown when the two will meet in the ring. MJF is set to be part of the Dynamite Diamond Battle Royale on the December 8 episode of AEW Dynamite. If you missed anything from the December 1 episode of AEW Dynamite, check out Fightful's full report by clicking here.
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