Booker T Says MJF Is An Example Of How AEW Balances Young Stars

Booker T is a fan of MJF and Darby Allin, and he likes how AEW has utilized them.

MJF and Darby Allin are considered to be two of the four pillars of AEW in terms of young talent. The two collided at the Full Gear PPV with MJF picking up the win. Many believe the sky’s the limit for MJF, who is widely considered to be one of the best heels in wrestling, and Darby, who is a top babyface.

While speaking on an episode of the Hall of Fame podcast, host Brad Gilmore stated that AEW does a good job balancing established stars while still building future stars. Booker T stated that MJF and Darby Allin are examples of how the company balances its stars.

“It’s a balancing act and you got a guy like MJF who’s definitely pulling his weight as a young guy. Like you said, under 25. There’s not very many young guys under 25 that’s gonna be in that position.

“Guys like Darby Allin who definitely has been a bright light in that company being one of the guys that you wouldn’t think ever would be working in that position just because he’s not the prototypical guy.

“Sometimes talent, man, trumps everything. Really, hard work it trumps even more. So, when you watch guys like that go out there and do their thing, yeah they definitely are doing a hell of a job. Give em’ props.”

MJF continues to be a staple of AEW and it is outlandish to think where he will be in the next few years as he is easily the best heel in wrestling in the past decade and by the time 2024 rolls around, it is likely a bidding war will start for him. Below is the full episode of the Hall Of Fame Podcast.


h/t to SEScoops for the quotes

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