As speculation continues to run wild about his AEW future, a new report has claimed that MJF will open Double or Nothing when he squares off against Wardlow.
MJF has been one of the hottest names in all of professional wrestling for a number of months, but his infamy rocketed to new heights on May 28th.
The day before AEW Double or Nothing, the star no showed a fan-fest event, while a plane was scheduled to take him out of Las Vegas. This led to speculation that the ‘Salt of the Earth’ wouldn’t be appearing at Double or Nothing at all.
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.
However, it has now been reported that MJF vs. Wardlow will open Double or Nothing. The report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter also noted that The Hardys vs. The Young Bucks would be on second.
Wardlow vs. MJF is scheduled for 8 p.m.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) May 29, 2022
The speculation 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.