An MJF face turn has been brewing since his return to AEW at All Out 2022, with fans now regularly cheering for the star despite his heelish ways. He has been enjoying life as a heel in AEW, regularly insulting members of the audience and jibing at the fans, in addition to cheating to win almost every match he has been a part of.
However, recent reports indiciate that MJF may not want to turn face. In the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, journalist Dave Meltzer, who is known to be close to a number of wrestlers including The Young Bucks, noted that “even though MJF is getting babyface reactions from audiences, he does not want to become a good guy in AEW.”
He is said to be one of the top merch sellers in AEW at the moment, owing to his huge return at All Out this year. He came back after a multi-month absence to win the Casino Ladder Match and earn himself a shot at Jon Moxley‘s AEW Championship. Since he came back, fans have been cheering him hugely, although whether he will get the babyface reaction again Job Moxley is another story.
MJF vs Jon Moxley is set to main event AEW Full Gear 2022 on November 19th 2022. It will be the first time he has challenged for the belt since his match against Moxley at Double or Nothing 2020. MJF may remain heel for this match due to the overwhelming popularity of the AEW Champion, but if the fan reactions continue to grow then Tony Khan will have little choice but to action a MJF face turn.
MJF recently showed some hints of turning good in a recent promo with William Regal on AEW Dynamite, which you can watch down below.
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