MJF has addressed whether or not he was making more or less than IMPACT Wrestling stars before he took a hiatus from AEW over the summer.
All Out wasn’t the only AEW pay-per-view in 2022 overshadowed by off-field shenanigans with Double Or Nothing back in May befalling the same fate. Back then, the major issues surrounded MJF’s status with reports suggesting he was not happy with his pay and that he might even no-show the event. In the end, the star did compete in a loss to Wardlow but was not seen after his infamous appearance on Dynamite afterwards until All Out.
At All Out, a mysterious masked man was helped by Stokely Hathaway’s group to win the Casino Ladder Match and with it a shot at the AEW World Championship. It was revealed at the end of the night that the man in the mask was none other than Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, MJF was asked if he had been making less money than IMPACT Wrestling stars before his walkout, something that he will neither confirm nor deny:
“I’m not saying that I was or that I wasn’t. I’m just saying, I saw what a lot of top guys were making across the board, except I don’t pay attention to New Japan, that’s a garbage promotion. The fact that people still talk about it like it’s a thing is hilarious to me. Whatever.”