He’s still got it. While there are only a few top level wrestling promotions in the world today, there are several that produce very high quality action and stars without ever getting the recognition. A lot of the stars you see today have come from smaller promotions like this and it can mean a lot when someone makes a return to such a place. That was on display this weekend in a big way.
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Over the weekend, Create-A-Pro Wrestling presented an event in Melville, New York. The show featured the return of Maxwell Jacob Friedman, the reigning AEW World Champion, who was trained by Create-A-Pro. Friedman defeated Leo Sparrow on the show, marking Friedman’s first match outside of AEW in over three years (save for two matches on a Chris Jericho Cruise in 2020).
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— Andrew Nadworny ? (@bagelmonger) May 14, 2023
It was a special night. Check out MJF’s return, plus him in some more familiar territory:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that is always cool to see, as Friedman has gone on to become a much bigger star than in his Create-A-Pro days, but he is willing to go back and help them out a bit. Having him there was a coup for the promotion and I can imagine him being happy to give them such a hand. There is something cool about seeing a wrestler being willing to give back and that is what Friedman did here.
What did you think of the return? How will Friedman’s Double Or Nothing title defense go? Let us know in the comments below.
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