A new heel faction led by MJF debuted during this past week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, putting an end to his involvement in the Inner Circle.
The group, which consists of MJF, FTR, Shawn Spears, Wardlow, and Tully Blanchard will be making an appearance at next week’s special edition of Dynamite titled ‘St. Patrick’s Slam’.
The show was pre-taped Thursday night, and notorious Reddit leaker SpaceForce1 provided some details on next week’s episode, revealing the name of the new MJF led faction is “The Pinnacle”.
Check out a synopsis from next week’s promo below.
MJF hits the ring with his new crew and Tully is first on the mic. He runs down exactly how all of the Inner Circle members got destroyed last week. He says the group he surrounds himself with is at the pinnacle of the industry. He was with the greatest group in wrestling history years ago, and he plans on retiring as a part of the greatest group in wrestling history today. MJF takes the mic and says that he’s Judas now. He says it wasn’t easy pretending to like Jericho all that time and makes fun of Jericho’s separated pecs. He says he laughed at all of Jericho’s jokes and tolerated all the nonsense while he plucked the Inner Circle like feathers. He says his entire plan was to make everyone think he was trying to take over the Inner Circle so that no one would notice that he was putting together his own group. The plan was always to destroy the Inner Circle and replace it with a better group. He christens the group “The Pinnacle” and hypes each member, including calling FTR the only grand slam tag champions in wrestling history and the best tag team in the world. He talks himself up and calls himself a fine wine, saying that it makes everyone at home want to punch through their screens at how good he is. He reminds everyone that he’s only 24 and that he’s got at least 25 years left in the business. He again reminds us that the group is called The Pinnacle. He says they’re going to take all of the gold and ends with a message directly to Jericho – “I’m better than you, and you know it”.
AEW’s St. Patrick’s Day Slam will air on Wednesday, March 17 on TNT.