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MJF Claims WWE Will Do “Whatever It Takes” To Sign Him

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MJF has said that he believes WWE “shill out a lot of cash” in an effort to entice him away from AEW.

For a number of months, MJF has been open about his desire to spark a bidding war for his services when his AEW contract expires in two years time. The star has referenced going to work for “that place” more than once on AEW television, and spoken about the “Bidding War of 2024” on social media.

Meanwhile, reports in December suggested that WWE interest in the star is at an all-time high, with one source saying that he “has everything we would want.”

It’s a story which looks set to run and run, with MJF showing no sign of dampening the speculation.

Appearing on Wrestling with Freddie, with Freddie Prinze Jr, the star discussed how important it would be for WWE to sign someone such as himself. He explained that he believes the company will do “whatever it takes” in order to sign him.

“I think WWE is going to be willing to do whatever it takes to get me to jump ship, because to have me is to pretty much take a sniper rifle and shoot the heart of All Elite Wrestling, ’cause that’s what I am. I’m the glue because everybody around me hates my guts. Everybody wants to punch me in the face. I am the top tier guy that everybody has a problem with.

When you take your biggest antagonist – even though, personally, I feel I’m a protagonist – when you take your biggest antagonist and you take them away, what do you have? What is the Batman without the Joker? He’s nobody. He’s not intriguing.”

He added that he has no problem being cast as the villain of the piece, as it has made him “a sh*t-ton of money.”

“There’s no success without having that thorn in your side. I got no problem being that thorn because it makes me a sh*t ton of money. So, to answer your question, Fred, yeah, I do believe that these people are going to shill out a lot of cash for me.”

MJF is currently preparing to face CM Punk in a Dog Collar Match at AEW Revolution on March 6th. On the February 23rd episode of Dynamite, the star broke down discussing his long-running issues with Punk, diving into his childhood and the bullying he received growing up. He later explained that he felt that Punk had betrayed him when he walked away from wrestling in 2014.

H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.