Pro Wrestler on Rochester: ‘Literally nothing going for it’

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Well, that’s very nice of you.

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star Maxwell Jacob Friedman had some, well, less than kind words when referring to what the City of Rochester has to offer.

In a Tweet Wednesday, the wrestler, whose real name is Maxwell Tyler Friedman, said "Just landed. Holy mother of god Rochester has literally nothing going for it."

Predictably, it drew some responses, from fans, and even the Rochester Red Wings, who used a GIF that spoke volumes. The team took a step further and said it would be "printing" shirts.

Some folks reminded the wrestler of what the area has to offer, like Zweigle’s hot dogs, Wegmans, and of course, garbage plates, among others. Other users have pointed to the wrestler’s "heel" persona, which is meant to play the "villain" role.

Friedman is in town as part of AEW’S event Wednesday night at the Blue Cross Arena, which starts around 7 p.m.

Anyone older than 12 will have to show proof that they’ve received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Blue Cross Arena accepts physical vaccination cards, the Excelsior Pass, or any other government-approved app verifying vaccination as proof. It will also require guests to show their photo ID. It does not accept proof of a negative test.

Kids younger than 12 will have to wear a mask the entire time they’re at the arena.

Wednesday night’s fights will be dedicated to the late pro-wrestler and Rochester native Jon Huber, known as "Brodie" in All Elite Wrestling. He died last December from a non-COVID-related lung issue.

Whether it’s a part of persona or not, that’s for you to decide!