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MJF – “I can’t get to that world title if Chris Jericho still exists in AEW”

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AEW star and leader of The Pinnacle MJF recently spoke to Sports Illustrated. The young talent who refers to himself as the ‘now’ of professional wrestling has been embroiled in a feud with Chris Jericho for over a year, and it looks as though it is set to continue further.

Jericho and MJF will be going face-to-face on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite: Road Rager, where MJF will be giving Jericho his stipulations for ‘one more match’ between the two.

Maxwell Jacob Friedman said in a recent pre-tape that he wants to put Jericho and the Inner Circle behind him, and he will accept another bout with Jericho IF he promises to ‘leave him alone’ when he loses.

MJF vs Chris Jericho

‘I’m going to get to that world title,’ MJF said to Sports Illustrated. ‘I should be world champion right now.” 

“I can’t get to that world title if Chris Jericho still exists in my company”

MJF

“Jon Moxley hit an illegal maneuver on me [at last summer’s All Out]” Maxwell Jacob Friedman added, discussing when Moxley hit his Paradigm Shift DDT in their World Title match (it was banned for that match).

“And the reason I can’t focus on that is because of Chris Jericho. He’s the reason I’m not challenging for the world title. I can’t get to that world title if Chris Jericho still exists in my company,’ MJF would emphatically conclude.

It’s likely that we’re going to get a blowoff match between the pair at AEW’s All Out PPV event on September 5th. That show will be the return to Chicago for the company, and they will be wanting to stack up the card as much as possible for arguably their biggest show of the year.

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