MJF has warned Tony Khan that he is willing to go “to the other place” when his contract expires if the AEW President doesn’t “fork up the right amount of money”.
MJF has become one of the biggest rising stars in AEW since the promotion was founded in 2019. In his two years with the company he has already been in high-profile feuds against the likes of Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes and was instrumental in preventing Cody from being able to fight for the AEW World Championship ever again. He has also recently become the leader of his own faction, The Pinnacle, which features Wardlow, FTR, Shawn Spears, and the legendary Tully Blanchard.
Speaking to Brandon Walker of Barstool Rasslin’, MJF made it clear that he sees himself as the best talker in AEW, something he said Tony Khan understands too.
“Eventually, these guys who are great are gonna have to retire. You’re not gonna be happy when they do. But I’m gonna be here for a long time. So Tony Khan understands where his bread is buttered. Tony Khan understands he has the best promo, or interviewee, or guy on the stick, however you want to say it in all professional wrestling. I’m also one of the best in-ring wrestlers in the world today, which I’d love to get into that too later.”
He went on to say that the reason he doesn’t get into divisive topics such as ratings is that he is keeping his options open and that if AEW doesn’t offer him the right contract once his current one expires, we could well see him go to a different company.
My issue and the reason why I don’t get into ratings talk and I’ll let everybody else do it is someday, if Tony Khan; again, a good friend of mine, doesn’t fork up the right amount of money when my contract goes up, in the beginning of 2024, I might go to the other place. I might go over there, I might go to IMPACT, I might go to Ring of Honor. I can go wherever I want because I’m the hottest commodity in professional wrestling.”
MJF’s last match in AEW took place on September 22nd at Grand Slam when he defeated Brian Pillman Jr. In recent weeks, he has been verbally attacking Darby Allin, likely setting the pair on a collision course in the near future.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.