MJF Calls It “Ridiculous” That He Wants Inner Circle To Turn On Chris Jericho
Wrestling Inc. – MJF Interview
Conducted by Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman
Audio Link: https://audioboom.com/posts/7722345-wwe-raw-viewership-hits-new-low-backstage-news-on-the-fiend-alexa-bliss-feat-mjf
Post Link: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2020/11/mjf-calls-it-ridiculous-that-he-wants-inner-circle-to-turn-676584/
On members of Inner Circle seemingly not wanting him in the group:
Like I said flat out, me and Chris, we have a bond. Also, I’ve said this out loud, Inner Circle’s the best group right now in professional wrestling. I understand if I want to become the AEW World Champion, I need to be in this group straight up. I want to have genuine friendships with these guys. I really like all these guys. I like my little bud Sammy [Guevara]. I like Ortiz. I like Santana. I like [Jake] Hager. Go Hager. Big W recently. That was awesome, and obviously, I totally love Chris man. He’s my BFF for life.
It’s unfortunate right now that it’s taking time for them to get to understand that I am a great person. I am fun to be around. I’m the life of the party, but I’m also a business. There’s so many reasons why you should want to hang out with me, but I’m not gonna force it on anybody. I want it to happen organically, and if these guys feel the need to blow off some steam in the ring and have a friendly exhibition, let’s have at it. Let’s have fun.
On rumors that he may be working with the other members of Inner Circle secretly with plans to oust Jericho from the group:
That is furiously ridiculous. I want to make something perfectly clear because I see these things. I see them on the Twitter, and the Instagram, and Facebook and the Reddit. I’m not trying to turn on Chris Jericho. I’m not trying to turn on Inner Circle. I’m not trying to turn on Sammy [or] Jake. I’m not trying to have them join some new crazy crew. That is not my intention.
I’ve already made my intention known several times. I want to become the AEW World Champion. The best way to do that is to be a part of the best group and to be able to learn from the wealthy tree of knowledge that is Christopher Jericho. We are talking about an absurd amount of years in this business, 30 years. 30 years of knowledge. I mean who wouldn’t want to soak that in? So for all the people that are saying that, I believe their s–t stirrers. I believe that they’re imposters.
I believe that all they’re trying to do is make that wedge big, and I believe that’s why my little buddy Sammy Guevara has an issue with me because he, unfortunately, is reading these things on social media. And it’s causing him to have this anxiety about me. I’m a good person. I have zero interest in turning on them. I have zero interest in creating some sort of secondary group offset from their group. All of these things that I have read, they’re all ridiculous. Nothing crazy is happening here. I just want to join The Inner Circle. That’s it.
On fans trying to read between the lines and predict what will happen next:
I feel that people love to read in between the lines. Pro wrestling fans, genuinely, do a lot. They’ll try to guess what’s going to happen next, and then when it doesn’t happen, they get upset, and they throw a little fit. ‘Aw, this thing I wanted to happen didn’t happen.’ Unfortunately, for all these people that think they’re dealing with this type of scenario in their head where there’s going to be a turn, there is no turn. The reason why I ‘turned’ on Cody Rhodes is because Cody Rhodes turned on me first. Chris Jericho’s a good person. I’m a good person. I’m ready to do good business with Chris Jericho.
On what is next for MJF is he loses to Chris Jericho at Full Gear:
It’s back to the drawing board. Let’s face the facts here. I’m the most intelligent man in professional wrestling. I’m a pro wrestling puppeteer. I think seven steps ahead of everybody, and that’s why I laugh when I read some of these conspiracy theories online where people try to guess what my next move is going to be. You never know what my next move is going to be, but I do, and I always will.
If I lose, which I don’t foresee that happening. I’ve never lost in the history of AEW. You cannot count my loss to Jon Moxley as a legitimate loss. There’s an asterisk next to it. It’s the equivalent of Barry Bonds hitting the most home runs in the history of the MLB. It’s meaningless. I am ‘The Undefeated, Undisputed Uncrowned AEW World Champion of All Elite Wrestling.’ Do I think I’m gonna lose this match? No. Do I feel this is going to be one of the greatest match in the history of the company? Absolutely. I tend to do that whenever I go out there.
I tend to make jaws drop, which is something people forget because I’m so good at my job when I’m on the stick, but I also happen to be one of the best wrestlers in the world, and Christopher, obviously, is one of the greatest if not the greatest of all time. So I just want people to sit back, relax, grab a can of Coke, make some popcorn, I’m sure heavily buttered because you’re all large and just enjoy the show. Just enjoy the show.