Ahead of AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam, AEW World Champion MJF has been busy promoting the show near his hometown. Friedman attended a New York Mets game at Citi Field while in the city and spoke with Mike Janela for an interview on the Mets’ YouTube channel.
During the chat, MJF addressed the recently released PWI 500 list that features him at No. 6. Taking offense to being ranked behind El Hijo Del Vikingo, he said,
“They put me at six, behind a guy named El Hijo Del Vikingo. Can you name me two El Hijo Del Vikingo matches? No. You can’t. I could go on and on. Everybody knows who the best is. If you went on social media the day it got dropped, everybody was saying that either me or Cody Rhodes, an old running mate of mine, should have been one or two. I believe that they put those three guys up there. Those three guys are very talented. But nobody’s on the level of the devil. Everybody knows that.“
As far as “those three” are concerned, they would be former Shield-mates: Seth Rollins (World Heavyweight Champion), Roman Reigns (Undisputed WWE Universal Champion) and Jon Moxley (AEW International Champion).
Meanwhile, Cody Rhodes was placed surprisingly low at No. 10, although that may be attributed to Rhodes only being in action for 7 months out of 12 considered for the list.