Maxwell Jacob Friedman is one of the “4 pillars” of AEW’s and arguably one of the best heels in wrestling right now. Many believe he will become AEW World Champion relatively soon.
One of the many people that believe MJF will be World Champion relatively soon is AEW commentator Jim Ross who said the following about MJF on Grilling JR:
“MJF will definitely be the AEW Worlds Champion at some point in time, I suggest sooner than later, this year as in sooner. I don’t have that written down, Tony Khan didn’t whisper that in my ear at the UFC fight on Saturday but there are a lot of guys that qualify. Adam Cole’s got to be right there at the top of that list, he hasn’t had a bad match yet and he’s very reliable and he’s got a beautiful girlfriend that’s a big part of our team.”– Jim Ross
Jim Ross also mentioned some other potential future AEW World Champions.
“I think Adam Cole is in line for an opportunity with that role but I’ve got to tell you, I’m not in any big hurry to take it off Hangman Page. He’s getting better and better every time. The things he’s done on TV the last couple of weeks, the little run-ins, talking, interacting. He’s shown a huge improvement in his game, he’s in great shape, he looks good and he’s healthy. I’m not in any hurry for Hangman Page to lose but if it does come his turn, we have plenty of guys. We haven’t got Kenny Omega back, Kenny Omega will be back soon at some point in time when he gets healthy. Miro, Samoa Joe, there are a lot of guys that would be good champions. But right now, with the course I see it on, if there has to be a change, Adam Cole would be my most viable suggestion.”– Jim Ross
Hangman Adam Page has been on a great run as AEW World Champion and recently defended the AEW World Championship against one of the men that Jim Ross brought up in Adam Cole on Friday’s Live AEW Rampage. Hangman seems to be on a collision course with CM Punk most likely at AEW’s Double or Nothing PPV in May.
Meanwhile MJF is currently feuding with former Pinnacle member Wardlow so that will most likely keep him from becoming World Champion for at least the next couple of months. His time will surely come but with AEW’s laundry list of top talent like Samoa Joe, Kenny Omega, & Miro that May is any that title shot so MJF’s time might not come until early 2023.
H/T to WrestlingInc for the transcription