Although he’s still active on AEW TV, MJF hasn’t wrestled since his victorious defense of the AEW World Championship against Jay White at Full Gear on November 18th, where he sustained a torn labrum.
Nevertheless, MJF is tentatively set to defend the ROH World Tag Team Championship alongside Samoa Joe on the December 27th episode of Dynamite. Additionally, he has a world title defense against Samoa Joe at Worlds End, scheduled just three days later.
In a recent interview with Solomonster, the wrestling star divulged details of the treatments he’s been receiving for his injury. Interestingly, he also mentioned the limitations he’s facing, as he can’t fully lift his arm.
“I got PRP done and something called EPAT where what they do essentially is, it’s almost like shock therapy straight onto the muscle. I’m not going to lie to you, I cannot lift my arm all the way up north-south. Point blank. Probably not something I should be discussing publicly. I’m kind of being known for being honest to a fault. I can’t lose this belt. This world title reign, it means too much to too many people. Most specifically, it means too much to me. I’m going to go in there guns blazing, I’m going to give it 110%. I’ve wrestled Samoa Joe before, hardest match of my reign. I believe I’ve had 11 title defenses, I also hold the world of most title defenses of any world champion in the history of the company. Of every single match I’ve had, the one where I was in the most physical danger was Joe at Grand Slam. I know what I’m heading into, but I’m going to win because I have to win.”