A new report has claimed that MJF “legitimately” no-showed AEW Double or Nothing fan-fest, with the company unable to contact him.
As reported by Mike Johnson of PWInsider, MJF did not appear as advertised at the AEW fan-fest event on May 28th. The event is part of a near week long array of shows and meet and greet style events ahead of Double or Nothing on May 29th.
Interestingly, the report claims that MJF’s no-show was legitimate and no one from AEW was able to contact him.
With MJF missing, AEW attempted to make it up to fans who had already paid for autographs and photos by offering exchanges with other talents in attendance.
In recent months, MJF has been open about his desire to spark a bidding war for his services in 2024 between AEW and WWE. As well as praising WWE interviews, the ‘Salt of the Earth’ has repeatedly referenced his contractual situation on AEW television.
With Double or Nothing just around the corner, 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 Double or Nothing MJF is scheduled to take on Wardlow in one of the most high-profile matches on the card.