MJF is considered one of the best heels in the modern-day pro wrestling world and there is a very good reason for that. He quickly cemented himself as a top star and is one of the highlights of AEW television since the debut of AEW back in 2019. Sherri Shepard also had a very unpleasant experience with MJF in the past.
The Salt of the Earth is dedicated to his character as he never breaks kayfabe, inside or outside the squared circle. His dedication to his credit has won him over with fans who simply love to hate him.
While speaking on The Wendy Williams Show, Sherri Shepherd recalled her son, Jeffrey spotting MJF but was too nervous about approaching for an autograph. When she finally went for it and asked MJF for an autograph, his reaction was less than wholesome.
When I was flying from Los Angeles to New York, I had an encounter with a former child star who appeared on the Rosie O’Donnell Show at the age of 5. He did not grow up to be a professional singer. He’s now 26 years old and he goes by the initials MJF, and he’s a professional wrestler.”
I guess the J in MJF stands for Jerk. And I’m gonna tell ya’ll why – that’s what he was acting like when I met him at the airport when we were waiting in the lounge, not nice at all. My son Jeffrey, he’s a big wrestling fan and he knows all of the wrestlers. He spotted MJF while we were waiting for the plane. And you know, Jeffrey was really nervous going up to him and asking for an autograph, because you never know [how certain people could react].
“So I said, ‘I’ll do it for my baby,’ because I’m mother bear. I said I would go up and ask him for an autograph. I know how to deal with celebrities, they don’t want you to do a whole bunch of talking. I was very nice and I tapped him gently on the leg and said, ‘excuse me, are you the famous wrester MJF?’ He snapped back and said, ‘No!’ I said, ‘Okay, well do people tell you that you look like the famous wrestler MJF?’ Then he snapped back and went, ‘Yes!’ and he put his headphones on and turned away from me.
MJF has been erased from AEW since his scathing promo a couple of weeks ago. AEW also wants fans to think he isn’t with the company anymore. We’ll have to see when MJF will make his return to AEW television.
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