It’s Saturday and today we have ’This Week in Wrestling’, the 47th entry of 2022. Today Brian looks at MJF as the new AEW world champion and shares all the best wrestling content from this week.
The MJF Era Has Begun…and not a minute too soon.
This past Saturday, at AEW’s Full Gear pay per view, MJF defeated Jon Moxley to win his very first world title. No doubt, 2022 has been a bit rocky for All Elite Wrestling with injuries, backstage drama and TV ratings seemingly plateaued. MJF winning the title and now becoming the face of the company, is exactly the boost that AEW needs.
MJF is a good wrestler, but make no mistake, it is his mouth and ability to carry a promo to new heights that has made him the promotion’s top heel. His words carry weight and is no longer looked at as a bargain basement clone of the Miz. MJF can create controversy with his words and do it in a positive way. Nothing against Jon Moxley or CM Punk, but MJF is what is really needed as world champion for AEW.
He is what was needed to represent the company. He knows that too. His post match promo was absolute fire in my opinion. While he may not be able to use such colorful language on TBS and TNT, he can still deliver great promos and interviews and put on top notch matches. With all the ups and downs AEW has suffered through this past year…MJF being the world champion just might be able to steer the ship.
He is young, talented and has been with the company from day 1. That is a much better situation than an aging CM Punk, Jon Moxley or even Adam Hangman Page could do. While the jury is still out on MJF as champion and if he will legitimately put butts in seats and eyeballs to TV’s, It was worth the gamble in my opinion. This is now his show and his ball to carry, let’s see if he can truly run with it.
Congratulations to Kairi, as she was crowned the inaugural IWGP women’s champion!
Congratulations to Ring the Damn Bell contributor and now Hall of Fame wrestler Lowlife Louie Ramos!
Lanny Poffo showing of a fan’s elaborate back tattoo.
Eric Bischoff’s grandson. #NWO4Life
Truth or any wrestling…
Old school Tony Khan! lol
NWA’s May Valentine
AEW’s Kiera Hogan
The “new” Sexy Star
The Following submissions are really NSFW….viewer discretion advised!
Rob Van Dam’s wife Katie Forbes and friend.
Mistico aka the original Sin Cara in WWE commercial
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