MJF threw Samoa Joe into a brawl Everyone out. On the surface, it looked like a fiery showdown to tease MJF’s next world title fight. The story goes much deeper than that.
Here’s the fight clip. The heat started when Joe pushed MJF on stage as he ran past him. MJF was snapped and charged to the ring for a fistfight.
Many may remember a similar moment during seven years ago NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 2 It’s 2016. As Joe walks to the ring for a match for the NXT Championship, a familiar face accompanies the champion as a bouncer. MJF! Young Maxwell happened to get a little too close to Joe, and was promptly pushed out of the way. Here is a comparison of the scenes.
No doubt Joe was urging the AEW World Champion for a future showdown. MJF took the bait. This time, he has the leverage to fight back. MJF posted a salty message to Joe.
Oh yes. It will be interesting to watch it between MJF and Joe.
Adam Cole spoke about the situation in a behind-the-scenes interview. Cole is concerned about MJF’s health due to a neck injury while defending the ROH Tag Title. MJF will warn that sometimes it’s smart to play it safe. Cole hopes MJF can calm down long enough to heal to 100% before she and Joe clash.
Cole has his own history of violent confrontations with Joe. Back in NXT in 2021, Joe chokeslammed Cole backstage.
Cole had the last laugh when he defeated Joe on an episode of AEW to win the Owen Hart Cup Championship in 2022. It’s good to have friends, and MJF has the right friend in Cole. Mr. Bye Bye should be able to provide valuable insight for strategic purposes when MJF and Joe battle it out in approved combat. I hope Cole and MJF listen to the Wu-Tang Clan, because “Protect Ya Neck” would be good advice.
As we dig through the bins of history, this gem is too important to share. WWE has a video of MJF’s audition for Tough Enough. This was published eight years ago, before our scum appears in the year 2023 AD.
The question we will get answered shortly is if MJF is better than Samoa Joe.
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