Jonathan Coachman is a huge fan of MJF these days, and he believes the AEW wrestler will become the highest-paid star in the history of professional wrestling.
Speaking on a recent edition of the “Insight with Chris Van Vliet” podcast, the former WWE backstage interviewer and commentator opined on MJF’s understanding of the business, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
On MJF’s understanding of the business: “There are very few people that in the history of the business that have figured it out. When I watched this kid a few years ago and he was just young and didn’t even have a home for wrestling, I’m watching this arrogance and I’m like, ‘Boy, how would that play in the WWE locker room?’ Not only did he not stop, he kept doubling down and what did he have that everybody else doesn’t have? He can talk better than anybody else. He knows. What did we just say, if you know it’s great, they can’t say anything. When he does little things — the other day I saw a video where he’s reading the names and he said Edge, and Tony Khan was like [no] because you can’t use the same name, he does that on purpose. That’s what I’m saying, he’s playing chess. He knew he was supposed to say Adam Copeland, but he knew that if he said that, then Tony’s going to be off camera and there’s literally nothing Tony can do.”
On MJF’s upcoming free agency: “I believe this to be true, Stone Cold Steve Austin made the most money for Vince over the years. But when you’re talking about salary, how much guys make, Stone Cold & Rock probably topped out between five and ten million dollars a year. They were the ones that really got that downside guarantee as high as it’s ever been, Cena was up there too. I think MJF, when he becomes a free agent, because how many guys have the guts? Think about this, how many guys have the guts, a year or two before your contract is up, to say publicly [to not] even think about coming to me with some weak offer before my deal is up because I don’t care what’s on that piece of paper, I’m going to be a free agent. Think about how many guys in the business today have the guts to say that, and then nobody crushes them. I haven’t heard anybody say, woah, he’s putting his career in jeopardy. I think he’s going to be the highest paid superstar in the history of the business when he becomes a free agent.”
On MJF being the top star in wrestling: “When you have a guy like him, who’s right now arguably the number one superstar in the world, you could argue that. Obviously everybody will go look at the run that Roman Reigns has had, of course. I’m saying, if you were to have a draft today, who would be your number one pick? Throw them all into the hat.”
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Jonathan Coachman, a former WWE backstage interviewer and commentator, has expressed his admiration for AEW wrestler MJF and believes that he will become the highest-paid star in the history of professional wrestling. Coachman shared his thoughts on MJF’s understanding of the business and his potential future success during a recent podcast interview.
Coachman praised MJF’s understanding of the wrestling industry, stating that there are very few people in the history of the business who have truly figured it out. He recalled watching MJF when he was young and didn’t even have a home for wrestling, noting his arrogance and wondering how it would play out in the WWE locker room. However, MJF continued to double down on his persona and showcased his exceptional mic skills, which Coachman believes sets him apart from others in the industry. He emphasized that if someone knows they are great, no one can say anything against them. Coachman also highlighted MJF’s attention to detail, mentioning a video where he intentionally used the wrong name to demonstrate his strategic thinking.
Regarding MJF’s upcoming free agency, Coachman expressed his belief that MJF will become the highest-paid superstar in the history of professional wrestling. He compared MJF’s potential earning power to that of legendary wrestlers Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and John Cena, who earned between five and ten million dollars a year at their peak. Coachman commended MJF for publicly stating that he will be a free agent and not entertaining any weak offers before his contract expires. He noted that very few wrestlers have the guts to make such a statement without facing backlash, but MJF has managed to avoid criticism. Coachman predicts that MJF’s confidence and talent will lead to a record-breaking contract when he becomes a free agent.
Coachman also acknowledged MJF’s status as one of the top stars in wrestling today. While he recognized Roman Reigns’ impressive run, Coachman argued that MJF could be considered the number one superstar in the world. He posed the question of who would be the number one pick in a draft, and suggested that MJF would be a strong contender.
In conclusion, Jonathan Coachman’s praise for MJF’s understanding of the business and his prediction of MJF becoming the highest-paid star in wrestling history highlights the wrestler’s talent and potential. As MJF’s career progresses and his free agency approaches, it will be interesting to see if Coachman’s predictions come to fruition.