With less than 24 hours to go till AEW Double Or Nothing 2022, MJF and AEW’s issues have seemingly come to a head with the star’s Double Or Nothing status currently unknown!
Hours after reportedly ‘no-showing‘ his scheduled appearance at AEW Fan Fest, a shocking new report has suggested MJF may be set to miss his highly-anticipated Double Or Nothing match!
Per Sean Ross Sapp via Fightful Select, AEW are “very unhappy” with how the meet & greet situation went down and communication between the two sides has reached “an all-time low.”
The report goes on to claim there are no concerns for MJF’s health but a flight has been booked for the star out of Las Vegas and across the country for late Saturday night – leaving his status for Double Or Nothing uncertain. Despite this, however, there is currently no confirmation that he has, or will, get on said flight.
Sapp also detailed how AEW has recently made attempts to discuss a new contract with MJF, even offering “top performer money” to get him to sign an extension, but the 26-year-old has purportedly ignored those efforts and has kept to himself since his tensions with Tony Khan began a few weeks ago.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider later gave more insight into the situation, revealing MJF’s flight is headed to Newark, New Jersey and that during his Fan Fest appearance slot, he was spotted by several fans playing slots at the Mandalay Bay casino.
Samoa Joe also failed to make his scheduled appearance at the event, however, Bryan Alvarez later clarified this was due to a communication issue.
The news comes days after AEW President Tony Khan praised MJF for blurring the lines between fiction and reality while answering a question from Inside The Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh on AEW’s pre-Double or Nothing media call. Khan suggested that professional wrestling is at it’s best when real-life gets mixed in with the on-screen presentation.
In response to the comments, MJF tweeted “F*cking lol. F*ck this place man” before quickly deleting his response. These latest incidents come after it was reported that the star is considering leaving his current employer when his contract expires.
A three-time Dynamite Diamond Ring winner, Maxwell Jacob Friedman has mentioned the prospect of him joining WWE on a variety of occasions. He’s claimed he would indeed join the company if the offer was right, addressed comparisons between himself and The Miz, and most recently, praised the WWE Performance Center.
At the moment, MJF is still scheduled to take on Wardlow at Double or Nothing in one of the most high-profile matches on the card.