The debut of The Iron Claw, a movie centering on the Von Erich wrestling family, drew the presence of AEW world champion MJF and John Cena. In an interview with the SI Media Podcast, MJF emphasized that he has enormous respect for Cena. In addition, John also follows MJF's performances and has only words of praise for this young wrestler.
“We’re two guys that are both massive fans of each other’s work. He loves what I’m doing in AEW, I obviously love everything that he’s done in professional wrestling as a whole. He’s a — easily, a first-ballot Hall of Famer and I believe that — literally, I am a Hall of Famer but I believe that I am also soon-to-be a first-ballot professional wrestling Hall of Famer as well and we exchanged pleasantries and we talked and discussed about, you know, how we’re fans of each other’s work and I told him straight up, I find him to be an absolute inspiration.”- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com!
MJF praised John Cena
MJF is delighted with Cena's activism and work outside the wrestling and acting scene. John has shown many times so far how great a man he is. MJF wants to follow in his footsteps, but also in the footsteps of other wrestlers who built great careers, but were known for their humanitarian work and activism.
“What he’s been able to do with Make-A-Wish with all these kids and also what he’s been able to do, completely transcend outside the professional wrestling sport and landscape is something that I’ve begun to do as well and I’m really proud of that and I don’t think I’d be able to do that without following the footsteps of these major giants in professional wrestling history like him, like Batista, like The Rock. If it’s not for these guys, they wouldn’t take me seriously as an actor.”