MJF on 'Squeaky Clean' wrestlers and fan reactions

“Nobody wants to cheer for a dude who’s squeaky clean"

by Sead Dedovic
MJF on 'Squeaky Clean' wrestlers and fan reactions
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In a recent interview with GQ Sports, MJF shared his perspective on how fans react to figures in the wrestling world. According to MJF, fans tend to favor wrestlers who aren't 'squeaky clean' in their personas. “Nobody wants to cheer for a dude who’s squeaky clean.

I think there’s a reason why Superman movies have almost never hit, bro. I love Superman, but Batman’s where it’s at because Batman’s more interesting. There’s more depth there. The guy’s not perfect, and that’s something that everyone can relate to.

”- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com!

MJF: I’m making you have an emotional response

MJF is renowned for his unwavering confidence, a trait evident in his performances. When questioned by the reporter about what sets him apart from other wrestlers, MJF responded:
“You can see that through the screen and I’m making you have an emotional response.

Other guys in our sport, they’re beating the shit out of each other and hitting moves that look crazy. And if you listen to the crowd, they’ll come up when the big thing happens. But you’ll also hear the big gaps of silence because they’re not emotionally invested in the participants.

You’re emotionally invested in MJF, and you’re emotionally invested in anybody I get in the ring with because I give you no choice. I’m involved, and you care about what I’m doing because you care about me.

There’s a level between being able to put your hands up like two kangaroo paws and a crowd literally freaks out and screams at the top of their lungs. Other guys have to do something like a reverse hurricanrana off the top rope to the floor to elicit the same noise level.

That’s the difference between me and everybody else”. His passion and genuine love for wrestling are truly something extraordinary.