The “Ratings Ruler” MJF was on a recent episode of The Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast where he discussed his AEW World Title match against Jon Moxley at All Out with Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman. MJF gave his thoughts on the match alleging that Moxley cheated to beat him as the Paradigm Shift was banned in the match, but Moxley hit the move to defeat MJF with the referee unable to see the maneuver being executed.
“I wish I could say enjoyed it, but he cheated. He cheated,” MJF claimed. “He used an illegal maneuver in order to beat me because that’s the only way ‘Dictator Jon’ could beat me. Let’s face the facts, I gave him the best match of his title reign. If you don’t believe me, just watch it back. It was bar none the best Jon Moxley match he’s ever had in All Elite Wrestling, and it’s all thanks to me. It’s unfortunate that he knew he was being bested by a better man, and he had to resort to such tactics as using such a disturbingly, debilitating maneuver that was outlawed in that match-up.
“He cheated. That is something I would never do as an honest human being and as a good professional wrestler, but it is what it is. It’s a bittersweet thing to talk about, but yes, the cool thing is is that at the tender age of 24, I main evented a PPV for the biggest promotion in the world. So I’m really proud of that aspect. It’s unfortunate it ended the way that it ended, but I’m sure I will win the world title very soon.”
Moxley praised MJF after that match saying that he will be at the top of AEW long after he’s gone. Hausman asked if MJF learned anything from his match with Moxley, and MJF said he only felt vindication after that match while alleging that people at the top of the wrestling industry are ageist against him.
“I didn’t learn anything. The only thing I felt though was vindication,” MJF said. “Unfortunately, there’s a lot of ageism that goes on in my industry, and I believe that occurs because the people on the top are older. Normally, they’re in their 30s or 40s, and I feel that they don’t want to lose their spot to somebody so young because if they lose their spot to me now, I’m going to be able to be on top for the next 25 years as I’ve discussed previously.
“Unfortunately, for them, it’s too late. I am on top. I’m one of the top names in professional wrestling right now. I’m on the mouths and lips and tongues of everybody that is a fan of this great sport. All it gave me was vindication. I’ve been ready pretty much since I stepped foot the first time in a wrestling ring. I did not learn a thing, but Jon Moxley learned a ton.”
MJF’s full interview aired as part of a recent episode of our podcast, The Wrestling Inc. Daily. Subscribe to get the latest episodes as soon as it’s released Monday – Friday afternoon by clicking here.