In the latest edition of "Wrestling With Freddie," former WWE creative force, Freddie Prinze Jr., delved into discussions about the potential future of AEW's dynamo, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, popularly known as MJF, in WWE.
Speculating on MJF's trajectory were he to transition to WWE, Prinze Jr. questioned, "Where could MJF's star rise within WWE? U.S. title holder? Intercontinental? Or perhaps the pinnacle itself?" In no uncertain terms, Prinze Jr.
expressed, "Given the right narrative and direction, MJF has the charisma and talent to ascend to the position of a world champion within his debut year in WWE." His confidence in MJF's potential is unmistakable.
AEW vs WWE Dynamics
However, in a contrasting viewpoint, one of the co-hosts expressed the opinion that MJF might be more inclined to stay in AEW, a company where performers enjoy more freedom without constant oversight from a team of writers.
But Prinze Jr., countering that perspective, emphasized the stability and legacy of WWE. "With its established history, WWE's head honcho, Vince McMahon, has the luxury of making occasional errors in judgment. In contrast, AEW, under Tony Khan's leadership, is still carving its niche in the wrestling landscape," Prinze Jr.
said. Elaborating further, he asserted that Khan has to instill faith in his roster, allowing them more latitude and encouraging them to take bolder creative strides. "In the event they deliver a knockout performance, it brings heightened visibility to AEW, enticing fans who've drifted away to return to the fold," Prinze Jr.
highlighted. He concluded his observations by stating, "In his current position at AEW, MJF enjoys a creative leverage, shaping the brand. Should he ever transition to WWE, with the repute and credibility he's amassed, it's plausible he'd still retain a degree of that autonomy." With such insights, the wrestling community is abuzz, eagerly awaiting the future turns in MJF's impressive career.