The MJF skills is upon AEW.
Whereas predictable because it gets, MJF’s ascension to AEW top dog on Saturday night at Stout Gear with a have interaction over Jon Moxley to became AEW world champion used to be performed to perfection.
MJF, ever the wily heel however getting cheered treasure a babyface, fulfilled his “promise” to no longer spend his ring in a single way that might well well relief him cheat and have interaction.
So he venerable some brass knuckles left out by William Regal, obtained and away AEW goes into an inevitably prosperous skills.
Factual on time, too. After some contemporary drama surrounding the principle-match scene and in another case, cherished as he’s, there used to be no manner Moxley would stroll out of Stout Gear as champion but again. If nothing else, the fans would insurrection because of the the man desires a vacation.
Fittingly, the principle match capped off what used to be with out considerations AEW’s easiest pay-per-peep of the 365 days after a rocky 365 days. The promotion has an alternate to attain a subtle reset now and develop things a tiny bit extra easy for viewers in the case of collection of names and storylines to track, plus has contemporary headlining champions with Jamie Hayter and MJF.
However MJF is by far primarily the most attention-grabbing level.
It wasn’t too manner abet that fans had to fret over whether or no longer MJF might well well up and leave the company within the largest bidding battle in as much as date pro wrestling ancient previous. That appears treasure a long, long time within the past and now all they decide to scare about is which unbelievable storyline AEW might well well pluck down from an enduring storyline tree and throw at them first.
How about Regal’s heel flip? That’s the death-knell for the BCC (Blackpool Strive in opposition to Membership), whose superstars besides the vacationing Moxley undoubtedly can not have confidence the chief’s actions.
However there used to be a chef’s kiss bit of storytelling between Regal and MJF. After repeated warnings, Regal watched as MJF didn’t lean on a grab treasure the ring. After indirectly doing so, Regal tossed him the brass knuckles anyway.
Maybe that’s reading a tiny bit too critical into it, however it undoubtedly definite feels treasure we are able to be heading for a Paul Heyman-CM Punk develop of vibe with Regal and MJF.
On the stop of the day, maybe a face flip for MJF never felt correct anyway. Why flip the man who’s going to safe unending cheers from fans anyway? We’re talking about the man who obtained extra cheers than CM Punk in Chicago. Let him play the “heel” whereas the fanbase performs along in a single way that lets AEW also crown future babyface champions over the long-term.
For those doubting the restful-heel methodology, MJF made definite in a curse-stuffed rant at put up-present presser to supply a reminder:
And that’s the reason correct the tip of cliché iceberg as far as instructions. MJF will restful decide to address the fallout from his interactions with The Firm, a crew he fired and then clashed with no longer too long within the past. They (fortunately for viewers) didn’t speed-in on the principle match, however there’ll seemingly be drama there to address.
Painting in even broader strokes, a brand contemporary heel champion manner fan favorites treasure Kenny Omega (abet from an hurt) and Adam “Hangman” Web page (purgatory for a whereas now, in a few respects) can re-enter the principle-match scene.
At some level, Moxley will return to gaze out his revenge too and when he’s refreshed and absence has worked its magic on fans, MJF’s reactions and the encounters that apply will seemingly be dazzling.
That’s, unless Moxley for some motive would no longer remove that vacation and they plot this out. It might well maybe maybe per chance even work pretty properly, even though it’s no longer going.
Realistically, fans can realize that MJF is prone to attend the belt for a long, long time. Whereas some tuned-in fans realize the contract drama seemingly is rarely genuinely a part anymore, AEW might well well be silly no longer to exploit that perspective, too. Calling abet to a definite CM Punk speed in WWE that blurs the lines of reality would develop for an unforgettable stretch.
However hello, with those landmarks undoubtedly in AEW’s future, it correct loops abet to an extraordinarily necessary lesson from Saturday night—predictable is terribly, very upright when handled properly.
And indubitably, this contemporary MJF skills for AEW will receive the upright dealing with. Finally, it’s now MJF, who at 26 years venerable is already one in every of primarily the most efficient in pro wrestling, at the controls. If there might well be anybody to manual the promotion abet no longer astray after a bumpy jog, if no longer remove it to contemporary heights within the job, it’s the man now clutching its world championship.