John Cena details meeting MJF at The Iron Claw premiere, calls him a class act

Photo Courtesy: @The_MJF on X

Cena ‘kind of’ told MJF that maybe they can get him on the right team one day. 

Former AEW World Champion MJF played the role of Lance Von Erich in The Iron Claw film. At the film’s premiere, John Cena was present and while there, him and MJF took a photo together. 

Cena spoke about that during his appearance on Insight with Chris Van Vliet. Cena said he does not think the old him would have associated with MJF because of how ‘WWE he was’. He called MJF one of AEW’s top performers and said he was cordial and could not have been nicer. 

He added that he ‘kind of’ told MJF that maybe they can get him on the right team one day. 

So, the whole totality of the thing is I knew he was going to be there (Cena said of running into MJF at The Iron Claw premiere)… and I don’t think the old me would have associated with him just because of how… maybe WWE I was. But, I still am WWE but there is room for competition and competition is great and just because you don’t wear the company brand I have doesn’t mean you’re a bad performer. Sports entertainment is a finicky business and again, there’s a lot of chance to make moments. So this is one of their top performers for AEW and I don’t know if I’m going to be the target of a moment. I’m just going to support my friend in a movie. He couldn’t have been nicer. He couldn’t have been more cordial and we meet each other and I got pulled away to take some pictures and then we were about to go do everything else before I even got to you and I was like, ‘Hold on, give me two minutes.’ I shook his hand, I said, ‘Man, I’m so sorry. Excuse my ignorance, I didn’t know what to expect from you today. You are a class act, I can’t believe you’re as professional as you are. That’s just my ignorance. I’m sorry I had that judgment. I want to thank you for being so special. Thanks for making my night,’ and then we got back and I was able to talk to him more and I kind of, ‘Maybe we can get you to play for the right team one day’ and all that and there’s no denying the fact that he’s doing good work, and I don’t think that I should ignore that and honestly, I was floored by his professionalism, where it would have been an easy target at a wrestling movie premiere to have yourself a moment and we did have a moment and it was one that the internet paid attention to and it was one where I was hoping that this person that I met, I could once bet on, like, man, I hope we just get you over here. That’d be awesome. But it was great. It was great to meet a professional, classy, driven young man.

For the majority of MJF’s run in AEW, he was slotted in a heel role. Cena has spoken about the idea of him turning heel following WrestleMania 28

Cena shared that he still has the recording of his heel theme which is titled ‘Fear my Name’. If it ever comes out, he wants to remix it with trumpets instead of saxophones. 

I recorded it (heel theme song) with saxophones instead of trumpets. It’s called ‘Fear my Name’. I still have it locked away somewhere. If it ever sees the light of day, I want to remix it with trumpets instead of saxophones. But, it has the hit of ‘Time is Now’.

In media appearances, Cena stated that he’s began forming an exit strategy to close his WWE in-ring career. To read more, head over to this link

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Insight with Chris Van Vliet with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.

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