AEW President Tony Khan has given some insight into how MJF can use his chip that guarantees him an AEW World Championship match.
At All Out, MJF made his long-awaited return to AEW, only nobody realised it happened quite when it did. With the Casino Ladder Match well underway, it was time for the Joker to make their way to the ring. Instead, several masked men attacked the other participants with one climbing the ladder to receive the chip, they then handed it over to the masked Joker and he was declared the winner.
The masked mob turned out to be Stokely Hathaway, Ethan Page, The Gunns, Lee Moriarty, and W. Morrissey. The masked Joker revealed himself after CM Punk had captured the AEW World Championship in the main event as MJF.
In the past, winners of Casino Ladder Matches or Casino Battle Royales that have won title shots have had them advertised before they take place. However, speaking on Barstool’s Rasslin podcast Tony Khan seemed to indicate that in MJF’s case things could be different:
“I think any time, any sanctioned event we can certainly make it happen. In this day and age, it’s a world that’s uh, with live television and pay-per-view events, and all [of these other] opportunities, it’s exciting to have a contender out there looming and to have this big championship match tonight on Dynamite.”
“Certainly, it’s that much more interesting to have two of the best wrestlers in the world, Bryan Danielson versus Jon Moxley one on one for the world championship, and to have a great wrestler like MJF looming in the background as a top contender with the right to challenge for the title any time. It’s a very interesting championship picture right now in AEW.”
Bryan Danielson and Jon Moxley go one-on-one at AEW Grand Slam to determine the new AEW World Champion.