Never break character. That is what pro wrestlers are always told when they are doing anything related to the wrestling company they work for.
Apparently, not all fans like it.
AEW star MJF (AKA Maxwell Jacob Friedman) was recently at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo signing autographs and taking pictures when he got approached by a father and son for a quick photo.
That’s when MJF, who remained in character, flipped off the kid, who could be seen with a shocked look on his face.
The father, Tom Gilmartin, wasn’t too pleased with this.
“I tried to laugh it off knowing he’s just in character,” Tom said … “but it really upset him. I know that’s his gimmick but he’s only 7 & doesn’t understand.”
Tom says his son is now being mocked online — and wants AEW to keep talent in check when meeting kids at fan events.
Cody responded to Tom — essentially saying he should have known what he was getting himself into.
“DISCLAIMER: If you have a meet/greet or inquire media wise for MJF, you’ll get MJF,” Rhodes said on Twitter.
“Talent have freedom of expression so please don’t think anybody is going to act any different than they do on TV.”
TMZ reached out to MJF and he replied with: “F**k them kids.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.