If there's one thing Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) wants you to know, it's that he's better than you. And now, he has the championship reign to prove it. All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has given a nod to his historic accomplishment by launching the first episode of their new digital series, "AEW Timelines," available on their official YouTube channel.
This inaugural episode chronicles the record-setting title run of MJF, who has now surpassed Kenny Omega to become the longest-reigning AEW World Champion in the company's relatively young but impactful history. MJF secured this monumental feat last week on AEW Collision, where he defeated Omega in what many are calling a match for the ages.
This victory not only gave MJF the championship but also the record, thus affirming his larger-than-life persona both in and out of the ring. "Happy Halloween. Here’s a treat," MJF wrote on social media Tuesday, promoting the release of his spotlight episode on "AEW Timelines." The digital series aims to delve into the careers and rivalries that have shaped AEW, and it seems fitting that the first episode focuses on the self-proclaimed "Salt of the Earth." As "AEW Timelines" rolls out, fans can expect more in-depth explorations into the lives and careers of other AEW talents, a perfect blend of storytelling and real-life events that captivates the AEW audience.
The series is part of a broader digital strategy by AEW to engage with fans online, a move that has been critical in the era of streaming and social media.
Reign and Impact
Notably, MJF’s record-breaking reign comes at a time when AEW is expanding its global footprint, with rumors swirling of possible collaborations with other wrestling promotions.
Could this signify a new era where MJF serves as the face of AEW in cross-promotional events? Time will tell. But for now, MJF stands tall, championship belt in hand, embodying the brash and unapologetic spirit that has come to define AEW.
As the longest-reigning AEW World Champion, MJF has not just secured a line in the record books; he's authored an entire chapter. And as he would put it, he's better than you, and you know it.