Ever since Full Gear when MJF turned his back on “The American Nightmare” Cody by throwing in the towel and ultimately caused Cody his chance to beat Chris Jericho for the AEW World Title, the feud between MJF and Cody began.
Cody has been wanting to get his hands on MJF since and will finally get his chance at AEW Revolution, which is set to take place on Saturday, February 29 from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Before that can happen, Cody has to follow three stipulations, with one of them being that he has to receive ten lashes from MJF and that will happen on Wednesday night at Dynamite.
Prior to the stipulation and the match going down, MJF was interviewed by Jonathan Snowden of Bleacher Report on a number of topics including turning his back on Cody Rhodes.
This is what MJF said:
“He’s almost Wizard of Oz-esque.” “You have this big bad wizard, but when they pulled back the curtain, there was just this tiny little feeble, weak man who was trying to puppeteer everybody’s lives for the betterment of his own good and only his own good. That’s Cody.
“There’s a reason why after I kicked that no good son of a b—h Cody Rhodes in the nuts that there was a huge smile on my face. It’s because what happened was a thousand million pounds of weight got completely lifted off my shoulders. Because I had to follow this guy around and be his glorified hype man for way too long.
“And I allowed that to happen because I thought that man cared about me, which he did not. When I broke the chains of slavery and kicked him square in the balls and it felt so good, Jon. Oh my God. It felt so good.”
MJF also talked about listening to the veterans of pro wrestling and being one of, if not, the greatest professional wrestler to have ever lived as well as being ahead of the curve.
This is what MJF said:
“For some strange reason a lot of people in my age demographic don’t want to listen to veterans of this sport.” “They’d much rather put on their kick pads and do their moonies and their 450s. They’re not trying to learn. They’re not trying to get better. They’re just trying to be cool. I don’t care about being cool, Jon. What I care about is making money. What I care about is making waves. What I care about is going down as one of, if not, the greatest professional wrestlers to have ever lived.
“And the only way that happens is by studying your sport and your craft. I have sat down for hours until my eyes have bled while I studied legends and I still do to this day while these kids are studying gymnastics routines. That’s why I’m ahead of the curve.”