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That’s not a normal complaint. You can often recognize a star in the wrestling world when you see one and more often than not, it is someone who stands out. A wrestler who acts differently is going to get noticed a lot more easily and that can lead to a lot of success. That is the case with one of AEW’s top stars and now he is being recognized for his abilities. However, he isn’t exactly happy with the recognition.

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ESPN announced its 2022 Wrestling Awards this week, with AEW’s Maxwell Jacob Friedman being named Promo Artist Of The Year. Friedman replied on Twitter, asking if he was getting a “f****** plaque for this bulls***.” ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski instead offered a DVD of “Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch” with a picture hanger on the back. As a result, Friedman said “go to h*** Greg.”

Read our best of 2022 in the squared circle. The only place that gives me a chance to opine on @LoganPaul and @The_MJF.

— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) December 28, 2022

Am I getting a fucking plaque for this bullshit or what?

— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™? (@The_MJF) December 29, 2022

Best I can do is a DVD copy of "Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch" with a picture hanger on the back.

— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) December 29, 2022

Go to hell Greg.

— Maxwell Jacob Friedman™? (@The_MJF) December 29, 2022

Friedman can talk. Check out some of his better speeches of the year:

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Opinion: On one hand, I’m not surprised that Friedman was named the best talker of the year, and on the other hand, I’m not at all surprised that he wasn’t happy with the win. That is about as Friedman of a response as you can get and that is why he is the star he has become. There was no way to stop the rise of his star and it is great to see him getting what he has earned.

What do you think of Friedman’s win? What was the best promo of the year? Let us know in the comments below.

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