MJF Thought He Could Beat The Undertaker At Five-Years-Old
AEW's MJF has revealed the first match he watched was the infamous Hell In A Cell bout between The Undertaker and Mankind.
MJF has opened up on where his love for wrestling came from, having watched the Dead Man and Mick Foley battle each other inside Hell In A Cell on DVD.
The Salt Of The Earth also claims that, at just five, he felt he could beat The Undertaker.
Speaking with Peter Schwartz on Schwartz On Sports about where his love for wrestling came from, MJF said: "I just grew up loving it. What occurred was, I was at a house party at my Uncle Allen's and he had wrestling playing on the TV. I believe it was a Friday night, maybe SmackDown, and I was enamoured by it, but I didn't really get to sit down and watch a match in full because, at the time, I was so young and I was gum smacked by how larger than life these individuals were.
"I went home and immediately told my dad to take me to Hollywood Videos, which does not exist anymore, thanks Netflix. I found a wrestling DVD and in front of it was this guy that looked like a Zombie. I didn't know at the time that it was The Undertaker. I flipped the disc and it said Hell in a Cell, Undertaker vs. Mankind.
"The first match I watched in full was Undertaker vs. Mankind and I thought to myself, first of all, there is no way I would have let the schmuck throw me off the top of the cage. Immediately, at five years old, I'm going, 'I could beat this guy' and that's when I knew. Quite frankly, I'm probably right."