MJF explains the circumstances surrounding the infamous plane situation from Double or Nothing.
This past May at AEW Double or Nothing, MJF was scheduled to face Wardlow in the climax of an intense and popular feud. Ahead of the event, MJF dodged a fanfest and was reported to have purchased a plane ticket out of Las Vegas.
Friedman did not end up getting on the plane, instead appearing at Double or Nothing and losing to Wardlow in a short contest.
Speaking on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, MJF gave little away when discussing rumours of him potentially booking a flight out of Las Vegas:
“I cannot confirm or deny there being a plane ticket. What I will say is this. I’m a businessman. I do what I have to do in order to ensure that what I need gets done. It got done. I’m back. I’m making a stupid, absurd amount of money now, and I didn’t have to sign a contract extension.”
On the Dynamite immediately following Double or Nothing, Maxwell Jacob Friedman went on to cut a scathing promo on the promotion, its fans, and most notably AEW President Tony Khan.
MJF wasn’t seen again in the promotion until his return at All Out. Now the star has revealed that although his relationship with Tony Khan at the time of Double or Nothing was not good, it has now improved significantly.
MJF spoke about a wide range of topics during the interview, including his view on Vince McMahon retiring.