MJF has blamed Tony Khan for him missing a meet and greet scheduled for before Double Or Nothing, saying his boss was being “a f*cking mark.”
Ahead of Double Or Nothing, the future of MJF in AEW looked to be in serious jeopardy. The star no-showed an advertised meet and greet and there were suggestions at the time that he might be ready to do the same for the pay-per-view itself and miss his scheduled match with Wardlow.
Now speaking to Sam Roberts on NotSamWrestling, MJF gave his side of the story on why he missed the meet and greet and put the blame squarely at the feet of AEW President Tony Khan:
“My company lost $10,000 that day, and I say my company because they are employing me. For the time being. I did not go because my boss, at that time, was being a f*cking mark. If you don’t want to pay me what I’m worth, daddy does not show up to work. Daddy got the money. Daddy is back.”
“Now me and Tony Khan are best friends. Tony Khan, great guy. When I stayed in said hotel room, they did a wellness check on me and the AEW security, this is a very true story, tried to break my door down. At the time, I had already left. They did the check, he literally went to kick my door down on a wellness check. That was everybody’s fear. ‘Is this MJF’s Brian Pillman moment?’ No, it was MJF trying to make what MJF deserves to be making.”
“I have understood that there are some people who were really let down or offended. What I say to you is, I don’t care, get over it. I’m happy now. If you’re a fan of me, you should be happy too because I’m stupid…..I was rich before, but now I’m so rich I don’t even know what to do. If you want the fans to see me and experience me on any level, pay me what I’m worth. He did, and we’re cool.”
MJF returned to AEW after a hiatus of several months following Double Or Nothing at All Out where he captured the chip to win the Casino Ladder Match earning himself a shot at the AEW World Championship.