Maxwell Jacob Friedman

Dec 3, 2019 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Maxwell T. Friedman
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 205 lbs.
Date of Birth: March 15, 1996
From: New York
Pro Debut: February 13, 2015
Trained: Brian Myers & Pat Buck
Finishing Move: Salt of the Earth

Biography

– Friedman made an appearance on the Rosie O’Donnell Show in 2001 at the age of 5, singing You Are My Sunshine
– Friedman excelled at football at high school level
– Friedman trained under Brian Myers & Pat Buck at Create A Pro
– On February 13, 2015, Friedman made his professional debut, working as ‘Maxwell Jacob Feinstein’, teaming with Joe Bronson to defeat Vinny Spano & Luciano
– In August 2015, Friedman joined the CZW Dojo, working as Pete Lightning
– Upon ‘graduating’ to the CZW main shows, Friedman competed as Maxwell Jacob Feinstein once again
– On February 18, 2017, MJF defeated Jason Carrion in London, England to win the LDN Capital Wrestling Title
– At CZW Proving Grounds 2017, MJF defeated Rickey Shane Page
– At CZW Sacrifices 2017, MJF defeated Johnny Yuma to win the CZW Wired Title
– On May 14, MJF defeated Ethan Page to win the A1 Outer Limits Title, but immediately lost it to Joey Janela
– By June 2017, Friedman was primarily working as Maxwell Jacob Friedman, but did retain the Feinstein moniker in various independent promotions
– On July 8, 2017, MJF defeated Trevor Lee to retain the CZW Wired Title
– On July 12, MJF defeated Zachary Wentz & Daniel Winchester to win the American Luchacore Title
– On July 15, MJF defeated Greg Excellent & Dante Caballero to win the MCW Rage TV Title
– On July 19, MJF defeated Mike Del to retain the CZW Wired Title
– On July 22, MJF defeated Lio Rush to retain the CZW Wired Title
– On August 2, MJF defeated Zachary Wentz to retain the American Luchacore Title
– On August 5, MJF defeated John Silver to retain the CZW Wired Title
– On September 9, MJF defeated Ace Romero to retain the CZW Wired Title
– Later that month, it was reported that MJF had signed with MLW
– On December 9, MJF defeated Joey Janela to regain the CZW Wired Title
– On February 2, 2018, MJF & Ace Romero defeated Matt Riddle & Sami Callihan to win the Rockstar Pro Trios Titles
– On February 10, MJF defeated Alex Colon to retain the CZW Wired Title
– On February 21, MJF & Ace Romero defeated The Dirty (Brandon Edwards & Austin Manix) and Gym Nasty Boyz (White Mike & Timmy Lou Retton) to retain the Rockstar Pro Tag Team Titles
– On February 28, MJF, Ace Romero & Clayton Jackson defeated The Dirty (Austin Manix, Brandon Edwards & Cole Radrick) to retain the Rockstar Pro Trios Titles
– On March 2, MJF & Ace Romero defeated The Night Ryderz (Alex Colon & Dustin Rayz) to retain the Rockstar Pro Trios Title
– At CZW Best Of The Best 17, MJF defeated Rickey Shane Page to win the CZW World Title
– On May 13, 2018, MJF defeated Chris Brookes to retain the CZW World Title
– On May 19, MJF defeated Damon Havok & Spyda to retain the CZW World Title
– On June 10, MJF defeated Suede Thompson to retain the CZW World Title
– On June 14, MJF defeated Tyler Bateman to retain the CZW World Title
– On June 29, MJF defeated Joe Gacy to retain the CZW World Title
– On July 15, MJF defeated Kevin Blackwood to retain the CZW World Title
– At MLW Battle Riot, MJF defeated Joey Ryan to become the first MLW Middleweight Champion
– On August 10, MJF defeated Joey Janela in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to retain the MLW Middleweight Title
– On September 2, MJF defeated ACH to win the Inspire Pro Pure Prestige Title
– On October 4, MJF defeated Jimmy Yuta & Jason Cade in an Elimination Match to retain the MLW Middleweight Title
– On October 13, MJF defeated David Starr to retain the CZW World Title
– On November 3, MJF defeated Slyck Wagner Broown, Joe Gacy & Sean Carr in a No-DQ Match to win the Xcite International Title
– On November 9, MJF defeated Teddy King to retain the CZW World Title
– On January 6, 2019, MJF defeated Nick Gage to retain the Inspire Pro Pure Prestige Title
– Later that month, MJF signed with the new AEW promotion
– On March 9, MJF defeated Ace Romero, JT Dunn & Anthony Greene in a Ladder Match to become the first Limitless Champion
– On March 17, MJF defeated Kip Sabian to retain the Limitless Title
– On April 12, MJF defeated DJ Z to win the AAW Heritage Title
– On May 10, MJF defeated Ashley Vox to retain the Limitless Title
– The next day, MJF defeated Mance Warner to retain the AAW Heritage Title
– MJF debuted for AEW at Double Or Nothing 2019, competing in the Casino Battle Royal
– On May 26, MJF defeated Terrale Tempo to retain the Inspire Pro Pure Prestige Title
– On July 6, 2019, The Dynasty (MJF & Richard Holliday) defeated The Hart Foundation (Brian Pillman & Teddy Hart) in a Ladder Match to win the MLW Tag Team Titles
– On September 7, The Dynasty defeated The Hart Foundation (Davey Boy Smith Jr & Teddy Hart) in a Best Of 3 Falls Match to retain the MLW Tag Team Titles
– On October 5, The Dynasty defeated LA Park Jr & El Hijo de LA Park to retain the MLW Tag Team Titles
– On the November 20, 2019 episode of Dynamite, MJF and Adam Page were the winners of the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal
– A week later, MJF defeated Page to win the Dynamite Diamond Ring
– At Revolution 2020, MJF defeated Cody
– At Double Or Nothing 2020, MJF defeated Jungle Boy
– At Full Gear 2020, MJF defeated Chris Jericho, allowing MJF to join Jericho’s Inner Circle stable
– At Winter Is Coming 2020, MJF and Orange Cassidy were the winners of the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal
– A week later, MJF defeated Cassidy to retain the Dynamite Diamond Ring
– At Beach Break 2021, The Inner Circle (MJF & Chris Jericho) won the Tag Team Number One Contendership Battle Royal
– On the March 10, 2021 episode of Dynamite, MJF was kicked out of The Inner Circle, only to reveal that he had built his own faction, named The Pinnacle, alongside Wardlow, Shawn Spears and FTR
– At Blood & Guts 2021, The Pinnacle (MJF, Wardlow, Shawn Spears, Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) defeated The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana & Ortiz) in the namesake match
– At Dynamite Grand Slam, MJF defeated Brian Pillman Jr
– At Full Gear 2021, MJF defeated Darby Allin
– On the December 8, 2021 episode of Dynamite, MJF & Dante Martin were the winners of the Dynamite Diamond Ring Battle Royal
– A week later, MJF defeated Dante Martin to retain the Dynamite Diamond Ring
– On the February 2, 2022 episode of Dynamite, MJF handed CM Punk his first AEW defeat

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