AEW World Champion MJF has spoken about the antisemitism he faced while competing on the independent scene.
At Full Gear, MJF captured the AEW World Championship from Jon Moxley, thanks to an assist from William Regal.
Speaking to Vulture, MJF recalled the treatment he faced from some on the independent scene.
“When you’re traveling as a professional wrestler and an athlete and you go to these small towns, you’ll hear people scream out ‘kike. You’ll have wrestlers key your cars and think it’s funny to draw a Nazi symbol on your bags.”
The Jewish wrestler has previously spoken up against antisemitism and recently addressed comments made by Kanye West.
MJF is scheduled to appear on tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite, his first as champion.