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Since MJF returned to AEW programming at the end of the All Out pay-per-view event, he has been getting cheered by the fans in attendance at AEW shows.

In his promos, he has done some heel things, while in other situations, he has been a babyface. Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite was an example of the back and forth that his character is doing as, at one point, he told Renee Paquette to shut up during a promo to promote his Full Gear match with AEW World Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley.

However, he got beat up by The Firm on the show, which indicates he is a full-blown babyface, although that could be sort of a swerve. With being a top star for the promotion, MJF has a lot of say in what he does on AEW programming.

While speaking on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that MJF doesn’t want to be a babyface.

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“People are dying for a super over babyface. That’s what the business is really missing that babyface that gets that kind of reaction, and if you got one, then don’t turn him heel. I know he doesn’t want to be a babyface. I know he wants to be a heel.”

Meltzer later added, “Again, the time to turn him heel is the time to turn him heel not when you want to do it. Not like Ric Flair, who would turn babyface, get super over, draw ratings, and then Ric Flair would sit there and go, ‘I don’t want to be a babyface, turn me heel.’ It was a mistake so many times.”

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