MJF has opened up about his current contractual situation in AEW, explaining that he’s only interested in one thing.
Despite MJF’s AEW contract not expiring until January 2024, his next move has been, and continues to be hotly debated. In fact, much of the discussion has been stirred up by the man himself who has set his sights on ‘the bidding war in 2024.’
Throughout 2022 the star has made repeated references both on television and in interviews to WWE, suggesting that he will head to the sports entertainment giant when his contract expires. Even on a recent episode of Dynamite, having only just returned to AEW, the number one contender for the AEW World Title sang the praises of Triple H, Cody Rhodes and Nick Khan.
Speaking in a new interview with Ariel Helwani, MJF addressed the speculation around his contract, explaining that he’s only interested in one thing, money.
“Here’s the deal. A lot of people think I’m leaning towards one place or the other. Here’s what I’m leaning towards. Money. That’s all I care about, that’s what I live for. That’s what I live and die by.
So I go where the money’s at. Whoever is going to offer me the most amount of money, that’s where I’m gonna go. That could be anywhere. Hell, if there’s some financial backer out there that wants to start his own wrestling company and use me as the figurehead, that’s where I’ll go. It’s that simple. All I care about is money.”
With regard to his recent return at AEW All Out, MJF was asked about whether he had agreed a new deal with Tony Khan in order to come back to television. The brash star admitted that he did, although there was no time added to his contract.
“I most certainly did, with no contract extension. ‘Cause once again, love Tony Khan to death, ‘you’re my bff [winks at camera] but kinda got the man by the balls.”
At AEW Dynamite Grand Slam Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley will meet to crown a new AEW World Champion. Following his victory in the Casino Ladder Match at All Out thanks to The Firm, MJF will square off against the winner.
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