AEW’s Head of Talent Relations Christopher Daniels has discussed the recent rumours of backstage frustration among the talent in the company.
In recent months, it has been reported that MJF is becoming increasingly frustrated with the company, as he keeps his options open for when his contract expires in 2024. The star has repeatedly blurred the lines between fiction and reality, mentioning on numerous occasions, often on AEW TV, that he wants to spark a bidding war for his services between AEW and WWE.
A recent report from Voices of Wrestling claimed that MJF might not be alone in feeling frustrated:
“A source from the AEW locker room tells us that MJF is hardly the only talent feeling some level of discontent, describing the backstage atmosphere as ‘chaotic’ with a lack of structure, with common complaints ranging from not knowing angles or finishes until close to showtime, and things like redundant finishes and angles to set up matches being very frustrating.”
Now Christopher Daniels – the man tasked with overseeing AEW’s stars – has commented on the situation during an appearance on the Headlock Wrestling Podcast:
“The wrestling internet sees what they see from the outside. Everything is going fine in AEW. We just promoted Tony Schiavone, QT Marshall, Sonjay Dutt, and Pat Buck. We’re tightening the ship and trying to get everything in a good place for us.”
“Right now, we have a successful television show. Dynamite is doing very well for TBS, Rampage is doing well for TNT. Hopefully, the international fans are enjoying it as well. Everything is going very well for us, we’re very happy for the success we’ve had and we’re going upwards and onwards.”