Have you ever been forced to watch Viscera matches in your hotel room bed at the behest of an intoxicated, half-naked wrestling prodigy?
Then perhaps don't judge MJF's actions too harshly during his ongoing All Elite Wrestling feud with Wheeler Yuta.
An old MJF tweet from May 2018 resurfaced this weekend. In it, Max alleges the exact scenario described above:-
Last night an intoxicated wheeler Yuta kicked in my hotel door half naked and jumped into my bed and forced me to watch viscera matches. I can’t make this stuff up.Advertisement
Poor people are wild.— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™️ (@The_MJF) May 4, 2018
Viscera, who sadly passed away in February 2014, is best known for his time in WWE, where he wrestled under a number of guises across various runs between 1993 and 2008.
The tweet predates AEW, which wasn't unveiled until a January 2019 press conference in Jacksonville, Florida. MJF's Viscera tweet came the day after an MLW show titled Intimidation Games, where Max defeated current WWE man MVP and Wheeler, as Jimmy Yuta, teamed with Jason Cade and Rhett Giddins in a trios match.
A few months later, MJF was wrestling in the opening match at ALL IN, the AEW precursor pay-per-view. It was announced on 7 January 2019 that he had signed a five-year deal with the nascent company, where he has grown seamlessly into a main-eventer's role. Yuta, meanwhile, stayed on the independents until 2021, when he came into AEW under trainer Chuck Taylor's wing in Best Friends.
MJF and Yuta will go one-on-one on this week's special anniversary of Dynamite. It'll be their first singles match since 25 February 2018, when Yuta defeated Friedman at Beyond's Abbondanza show.