Eric Bischoff Compares MJF To The Legendary Randy Orton

Eric Bischoff compares AEW star MJF to future WWE Hall of Famer Randy Orton.
WWE Randy Orton and MJF

Eric Bischoff compares AEW star MJF to future WWE Hall of Famer Randy Orton. He also explains what MJF needs to do to grow and why he won’t find it in AEW.

Eric Bischoff has been in the wrestling business since the mid ‘80s. He is one of the big reasons WCW became a major challenger to WWF in the late ‘90s and was able to overtake WWF in the ratings. In that time he worked with some of the biggest stars of the time and stars who would lead WWF into the next decade.

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WWE Eric Bischoff Ring of Honor
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Former AEW World Champion MJF recently returned at AEW Double or Nothing, The AEW fans were very excited to see their homegrown star return to AEW. 

On a recent episode of 83 Weeks, Eric Bischoff was asked if there was anyone in wrestling better on the mic than MJF. His answer was an immediate yes, but did acknowledge that MJF is good and continues to improve.

“Randy Orton, he’s just got more experience … I don’t think he’s learned how to sync up his body language with his dialogue. It’s too much. He’ll get there. It’s reps. It’s experience. It’s feeling reactions over time and learning how to fine-tune your presentation and the way you carry yourself in different promos ,,, I don’t think there’s anyone better all around, in the ring, on the mic, knowing his character. I don’t think there is anyone better all around than Randy Orton the last 30 years, but MJF will get there. He’s certainly got all the talent, all the potential. He just needs experience.” transcription

Via Wrestling Inc.

Future Hall Of Famer

WWE Kevin Owens, Logan Paul, Randy Orton
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Orton has the second most World Championship reigns as Ric Flair and John Cena are tied for the most. Orton returned from injury in November and has not taken his foot off the gas since returning. He set his sights on dismantling The Bloodline shortly after returning. At the Royal Rumble he competed in a Fatal 4-Way match for Roman Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Most recently he made it to the finals of the King of the Ring tournament, but lost to GUNTHER.

MJF Returns Like A Boss

MJF also returned from injury at Double or Nothing. He was missing from AEW for five months and in that time he was a free agent. WWE had a lot of interest in signing him and MJF had said maybe in kayfabe and maybe not that he was considering going to WWE.

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MJF returning to AEW is a huge get for AEW. He is certainly going to be a megastar in wrestling and having him stay in AEW while many of their top stars are talking about retirement is a huge plus.

One person who thinks MJF should have gone to WWE is Bischoff. He explains that he isn’t surrounded by enough people who can help to elevate him to the next level.

“I would’ve directed him towards WWE … [so] he can learn from people who are so much more experienced than him. Who’s he going to learn from in AEW? There’s nobody, there’s nobody he can learn from. He’s better than everybody else already and there’s no emphasis on it … Who is going to be his mentor, when it comes to promos? He’ll get there eventually.

“It’s like a golfer who spends a lot of time and a lot of money learning how to swing, You finally get it down…then you quit taking those lessons…and then you’re out on the course with your buddies and your swing sucks because you developed bad habits.”

Some Of The Best Talkers In the Business

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When looking at who has the best mic skills in AEW it is a pretty short list as to who is as good as MJF. It is Chris Jericho and a handful of other guys who are as good as him on a good day. He has already worked with Jericho and he can’t just keep feuding with Jericho for the rest of Jericho’s career.

However, in WWE there are many excellent people on the mic who he has never worked with because he is still so new to the business. Names like Kevin Owens, John Cena, Paul Heyman, Seth Rollins and obviously Randy Orton come to mind.

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Maybe and hopefully when his next contract comes up we can see him in WWE. Then we can see what he can do against some of these extremely talented wrestlers WWE has.

Who do you think is the best talker in wrestling today? Is it MJF or Randy Orton? Who is the best in WWE? What about in AEW? Who do you think can mentor MJF on the mic in AEW? Were you happy to see MJF stay in AEW or would you have rather seen him move to WWE? Let us know on social media who you would like to see MJF feud within WWE.

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Sources: 83 Weeks, Wrestling Inc.


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