It appears that top prospect MJF suffered an injury while working his most-recent match.
MJF worked a six-man tag team match where he teamed up with Shawn Spears and Sammy Guevara in a winning effort against Darby Allin, Jimmy Havoc, and Joey Janela at the AEW Fight for the Fallen event in Jacksonville, Florida.
In the match, MJF apparently injured his elbow. That has caused changes to a scheduled independent wrestling booking he had. MJF was supposed to be at next week’s Inspire Pro Wrestling event, TripleMania, where he was set to defend his Pure Prestige Title against Ricky Starks.
It was noted in the announcement that with MJF slated to be under an exclusive contract with All Elite Wrestling soon, a rematch between MJF and Starks won’t be booked and the title is now vacant.
Here is Inspire Pro Wrestling’s statement on MJF not being able to wrestle at this show:
“BREAKING NEWS: AS THE ADDAGE GOES, ‘CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE.’ At approximately 4:07 this morning, INSPIRE PRO was delivered the unfortunate news that PURE PRESTIGE CHAMPION MAXWELL JACOB FRIEDMAN sustained a severe elbow injury at last night’s FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN event. With MJF scheduled to appear at next week’s TRIPLEMANIA, the decision was made to pull him from tonight’s event to prevent any further injury.
THEREFORE, MJF will NOT be defending his PURE PRESTIGE CHAMPIONSHIP tonight against RICKY STARKS. With MJF soon to become exclusive to AEW, the opportunity to reschedule the match is not possible. Therefore, MJF and INSPIRE have come to a mutual agreement to VACATE the PURE PRESTIGE TITLE.”