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Backstage News On MJF Still Competing Despite Being Injured

AEW World Champion and one-half of the reigning ROH World Tag Team Champions MJF not only competed in one title match at their Full Gear Event, but in two titles matches, the first of which took place on the Zero Hour Pre-Show, where he teamed with Samoa Joe (Adam Cole’s replacement) and defended the ROH World Tag Team Titles against The Gunns (Austin and Colten Gunn). MJF then put his AEW World Title on the line against “Switchblade” Jay White in the main event.

Immediately after MJF’s first match, Austin and Colten Gunn brutally attacked him, which would result in the AEW World Champion being rushed to the hospital. Prior to the main event, Adam Cole would step in and take MJF’s place to prevent White from winning the match and the championship via forfeit, but the AEW World Champion showed up at the last minute and still managed to walk out as the winner after nailing White with the diamond ring.

Dave Meltzer noted on a previous Wrestling Observer Radio Program that MJF is definitely dealing with a lot of pain as it was reported a few days back that the reigning AEW World Champion hurt his hip in the main event and needed it to be popped back in after the show, but he will be ready for the Worlds End Event later this month, where he will defend his AEW World Championship against Samoa Joe. It was also reported at the time that MJF may have banged up his shoulder resulting in a torn labrum, but he will not be missing any TV time and he will not be needing any surgery to fix his injury, although he will be staying out of the ring while he heals up.

Meltzer stated on the latest episode of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that MJF believes he can do his matches carefully by undergoing stem cell therapy and rehab to prepare for those matches as if he gets surgery, then he will be out of action for a couple of months, although it is unknown whether or not he will do a match between now and Worlds End.

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