MJF says 2023 has been the most challenging year of his life “physically and emotionally”

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MJF has opened up about his self-doubts and stated that 2023 has been the most challenging year of his life.

In a lengthy post on social media on Saturday, the AEW World Heavyweight Champion hinted at some difficult times in his personal life, but added that it had been an amazing year and he has never loved pro wrestling more.

He ended with a series of thanks. In full, the 27-year-old stated:

This will feel random but I just wanted to say I’ve been doing this since I was 18 and there were times I questioned if I belonged or if I was good enough to be involved in something I hold at such a high regard.

2023 has been a year that has challenged me more physically and emotionally than any year of my life. One day I’ll tell everyone what stuff went down in my personal life….

But it’s also been the most amazing year as well. I can say confidently I’ve never loved this sport more.

I’m excited for the present and the future.

I wanted to thank everyone who ever told me I was great.

And everyone whoever told me I wasn’t good enough.

It all drives me to reach for my ultimate goal of going down as one of the greats.

Thanks for following my career.

Thanks for loving something I cherish and hold dearly.

Thank you Poors.

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Based in Northern Ireland, Neal Flanagan is a former newspaper journalist and copy editor. In addition to reporting for POST Wrestling, he co-hosts The Wellness Policy podcast with Wai Ting and Jordan Goodman.