“I used to be dedicated to creating certain that if any wrestling fan wished to get a style of MJF, MJF wanted to get that cash, and he did.”
He additionally confirmed that he did watch AEW whereas he was away however felt the product had “a void” with out him on it.
“I believe, and I say this with love and respect, now we have a whole lot of nice stars. We now have Chris Jericho, now we have Jon Moxley, now we have Bryan Danielson, hell, one other nice man, there’s this man, very scary, intimidating trying man, Brody King, I consider is his title, he looks as if a top-tier man. But when we’re being trustworthy with ourselves, the present felt prefer it had this massive, fats, gigantic void and I firmly consider that I used to be that void and in the event you take a look at the numbers now since I’ve come again, it’s totally clear I used to be.”
Helwani additionally requested MJF about Cody Rhodes signing with WWE.
“The American rollercoaster did what he needed to do. He is a businessman, identical to MJF.”
“I don’t blame Cody Rhodes for his resolution, Cody Rhodes did what’s finest for Cody Rhodes and MJF all the time does what’s finest to MJF, so kudos for him.”
MJF was then requested what he considered Rhodes wrestling with a torn pec at Hell in a Cell.
“Extremely courageous, extremely courageous,” he responded. Helwani then requested MJF if he would have finished the identical factor. “Completely not,” MJF responded.
“This is what would occur, I might ask for my cash, I might go within the ring, after which lay down on my again. Technically I competed,” he continued.
MJF provided “no remark” concerning the melee backstage at All Out.
“I can not touch upon the press convention. All I can say is that this, I do not deal in rumor and innuendo.”
When Helwani requested why MJF could not touch upon the press convention, MJF merely responded that he did not need to.
“There was a whole lot of issues mentioned. It does not apply to me, it does not concern me and once more, I will inform you why, and I’ll use numbers trigger numbers do not lie. Numbers are info and info do not care about your emotions. When MJF goes on the market, I pop an enormous quantity. We simply killed it within the rankings, second week in a row. Once more, if individuals depart, come, go, keep, persons are going to step as much as the plate. We bought large stars in our firm so I’m not involved within the least. I am not going to touch upon what was mentioned as a result of it does not apply to me however what I’ll say is, our firm, once more numbers do not lie, our firm is nice proper now.”
When requested if he felt that the altercation at All Out took away from his return to the corporate, MJF responded that he doesn’t consider it did.
“Did you hear the response the next Dynamite? Did it sound prefer it took something away from MJF?”
“Once I watch the lock room and I watch the boys and I see how they react to sure conditions, it is a group environment. Everyone needs these three letters to achieve success. The one three letters I care about are MJF, however all people in AEW cares about AEW letters and I believe it is palpable once you watch our present. I believe you’ll be able to really feel it, you’ll be able to really feel that when individuals go on the market they’re giving it 110% as a result of they need to not simply elevate themselves up however elevate this model new child, as a result of we’re a child, it is a three yr outdated firm. They need to elevate this child up like within the fricking Lion King on prime of the rock.”
“I learn stuff on-line , I chuckle. It is ridiculous. Everyone needs this place to achieve success. MJF needs MJF to achieve success however the locker room needs AEW to achieve success. It is a group environment.”
MJF would provide no remark when requested if he felt AEW wanted CM Punk. He would proceed to say his feud with Punk was one of many best in historical past, nonetheless.
“What I’ll say is, me and CM Punk had the best feud within the historical past of the corporate and I do truthfully assume it would go down as one of many best feuds of all time.”