Heading into Full Gear, MJF vs. Jay White felt like a kind of most important occasions that was simply going by means of the motions to present the previous a reputable contender that he might stick on his resume. Bullet Membership Gold had attacked MJF on a number of events within the weeks main as much as the pay-per-view. Nonetheless, he by no means felt actually weak for this explicit title protection — that’s, till earlier within the night time throughout Zero Hour when he was despatched to the hospital along with his position within the headlining match-up within the air.
That is how strong babyface champions should be booked. There ought to be doubt each single time they step into the ring to defend their title that their subsequent opponent often is the one to unseat them. It should not really feel like an inevitability that they preserve. And having MJF enter into his match with the Switchblade at lower than 100% created that uncertainty that maybe a title change, as unlikely because it was at the beginning of the night time, now no less than felt prefer it might be a risk.
And did you hear that response to MJF returning again to the sector with a stolen ambulance (sans any felony fees)? The L.A. crowd went nuts seeing him overcoming the chances to get again to the present to defend his title and never let Jay White get away along with his dastardly plan. Positive, he could also be their scumbag, however that is babyface 101 — and MJF is acing the coursework.