MJF’s debut was four years ago, and he has come a long way since then.
MJF is the current AEW Champion, which the culmination of a journey which begun upon his AEW debut.
The brash young Champion has been followed by controversy throughout his run. He is happy to run his mouth to his opponents and the fans, backing it up in the ring with his incredible performances.
He is now the biggest heel in the company, and one of the biggest stars in the company, but he was a much different person four years ago on his debut in AEW.
MJF’s AEW Debut
Maxwell Jacob Friedman, better known as MJF, made his highly anticipated debut in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) at Double or Nothing 2019.
MJF signed a five-year contract in January 2019, and was one of the first stars to sign for the promotion in its infancy.
The show took place on May 25, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. MJF’s debut was highly anticipated because of his reputation as one of the best young talents in the wrestling industry.
MJF had been making waves in the independent wrestling scene for a few years before signing with AEW. He was known for his excellent mic skills, quick wit, and arrogant persona. Fans and wrestling experts were eagerly waiting to see how MJF would fit in with AEW’s roster and whether he would live up to the hype.
At Double or Nothing, MJF appeared in the Casino Battle Royale, a match featuring 21 wrestlers competing for a shot at the AEW World Championship. MJF was part of the first 5 entrants in the match, and lasted all the way to the end of the bout.
Throughout the match, MJF showcased his in-ring skills, eliminating several opponents with ease. He also demonstrated his mic skills, taunting the other wrestlers and the crowd. His charisma and confidence were evident, and it was clear that he was a star in the making.
In the end, MJF was one of the final two competitors in the match, along with Adam Page. The two men had an intense back-and-forth, with MJF showing off his technical wrestling ability and Page displaying his power moves to the young star.
Ultimately, Page was able to eliminate MJF and win the match, but MJF had made a statement with his debut.
After the match, MJF was involved in an angle with Bret Hart. He interupted Hart, who was presenting the AEW World Championship. This showed the fans that AEW had big plans for MJF going forward.
MJF’s debut at Double or Nothing was a huge success. He had proven that he was not just hype and that he had the in-ring ability and charisma to become a top star in AEW. His performance in the Casino Battle Royale was a highlight of the show, and his promo after the match set the tone for his future in the company.
Since his debut, MJF has continued to impress in AEW, becoming one of the top heels in the company. He has had several memorable feuds, including one with Chris Jericho, and he is widely regarded as one of the best young talents in the wrestling industry.
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