In a jaw-dropping turn of events, the world of professional wrestling witnessed a seismic shift on the latest episode of AEW Dynamite as AEW World Champion MJF found himself in the crosshairs of a ferocious assault unleashed by none other than the former two-time WWE United States Champion, Samoa Joe.
The electrifying altercation commenced with the reigning AEW World Champion, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, better known as MJF, making his grand entrance into the arena, exuding his signature arrogance and self-assuredness. As fans have come to expect, MJF’s presence in the ring was a magnet for attention and controversy.
However, on this fateful night, MJF’s brash demeanor drew not just the cheers and jeers of the audience but also the undivided attention of a formidable foe—Samoa Joe. The Samoan Submission Machine, known for his commanding presence and no-nonsense approach, emerged to confront the AEW World Champion. What ensued was an exchange of words laden with venom, as Joe spared no punches, referring to MJF as a ‘Kid’ and a ‘B*tch.’
MJF, renowned for his quick wit and sharp tongue, didn’t shy away from the verbal sparring and responded with an audacious slap to Joe’s face. Little did he know that this impulsive act would trigger a sequence of events that would leave the wrestling world stunned.
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In a cunning and calculated maneuver, Samoa Joe, displaying his mastery of psychological warfare, baited the AEW World Champion into a false sense of security. Rather than retaliating immediately, Joe sidestepped and opted for a sneak attack, targeting MJF’s already injured neck with ruthless precision.
Despite his commendable efforts to muster a counteroffensive, MJF found himself grappling with the relentless onslaught of Samoa Joe. The stakes soared even higher when Adam Cole, a fellow AEW Superstar and MJF’s tag team partner, rushed to the ring to aid the wounded champion. This prompted Joe to tactically retreat, leaving behind a fallen MJF attended to by concerned medical personnel.
The repercussions of this shocking incident are profound and far-reaching. Samoa Joe is now slated to participate in an AEW Rampage Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament, where he will face none other than the charismatic Jeff Hardy. This tournament boasts a lineup of seven exceptionally talented wrestlers, each vying for the golden ticket—a chance to challenge MJF for the coveted AEW World Championship. The ultimate prize awaits the victor at the Grand Slam pay-per-view event scheduled for September 20, where wrestling history will be made at the illustrious Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.
As the wrestling world buzzes with speculation and anticipation, one burning question looms large: Will Samoa Joe emerge triumphant in the eliminator tournament, setting the stage for a monumental showdown with AEW World Champion MJF? The landscape of professional wrestling has shifted, and the journey ahead promises to be nothing short of electrifying.