In the world of professional wrestling, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, popularly known as MJF, has emerged as one of the most prominent and polarizing figures. He has recently been basking in the glory of his AEW World Heavyweight Championship win, cementing his status as a top-tier talent in All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
However, with MJF's AEW contract set to expire on January 1, 2024, speculation regarding his future has been running rife, particularly considering the growing trend of AEW talents making the transition to WWE. Cody Rhodes, who made a similar transition from AEW to WWE, shared his insights during an interview on "The Michael Kay Show" on YES Network.
Rhodes expressed his belief that MJF would eventually make his way to WWE, a statement that garnered attention within the wrestling community. His rationale behind this prediction may appear unconventional, but it stems from his extensive experience in an industry that places considerable emphasis on physical attributes.
Highlighting MJF's commitment to his craft, Rhodes noted the wrestler's significant muscle gain, a physical transformation that could potentially signify a shift in his career trajectory. Rhodes explained, "When he does make that jump—and I don't know when that will be, or if he'll make the jump—but if he comes to WWE, he'll have to stand across from guys like Drew McIntyre, Omos, or even someone like Brock Lesnar."
Physical Standards in WWE
It's widely acknowledged that WWE Superstars place a premium on their physical conditioning and appearance.
Even Rhodes himself experienced the rigorous demands of maintaining peak physical shape while working for WWE. MJF's evident dedication to enhancing his physique could serve as an indicator of his future aspirations. However, Rhodes was quick to stress that his prediction remained speculative and was based on his own observations.
He acknowledged the uncertainty surrounding MJF's career path and expressed his desire to maintain their friendship regardless of the wrestler's decision. "You gotta be able to swing the bat with the big boys, and watching him grow physically, it seems like maybe he knows where his future lies," Rhodes remarked.
"But really, your guess is as good as mine. I never bother him about it, because I just want to remain the friends we've become today." As MJF's contract expiration date approaches, the wrestling world eagerly awaits news of his next move, with WWE being one of the potential destinations on the horizon.
Only time will tell if Cody Rhodes' prediction regarding MJF's future in WWE will come to fruition, adding another layer of intrigue to the ever-evolving landscape of professional wrestling.