During the AEW All Out media scrum, Chris Jericho stated that he believes MJF would become one of the top babyfaces in AEW. Afterwards, MJF’s mannerisms seemed as if he was actually going to turn babyface as well as he began to speak about respect, saving Jon Moxley at one point from The Firm.
Of course, that didn’t happen as MJF is a full-blown heel as the AEW World Champion. According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer detailed the scrapped plans AEW had to turn MJF into a babyface.
Multiple people have noted to us in the past week that there was discussions regarding having MJF be the lead face coming out of Full Gear. It was my intuition because the company needed a new hot babyface to really around and making a top babyface today is far harder than a top heel.
That said, Tony Khan made the call and at this point the absolute worst idea would be to turn MJF face now because that window has closed at least for many more months down the line. It might have missed its peak and all, but who can say where things will be in six months or a year.”Wrestling Observer Newsletter
MJF is set to defend both his AEW World Championship and Dynamite Diamond Ring against Ricky Starks at AEW Dynamite: Winter Is Coming next week.
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