A new report has claimed that Warner Bros. Discovery have issued an edict for MJF to be removed from all AEW promotional material.
While MJF has never been known for being particularly understated, his appearance on the most recent episode of Dynamite will undoubtedly go down in history. Whether that is for the right or wrong reasons, only time will tell.
After a weekend where he missed a fan-fest appearance, and his relationship with AEW President Tony Khan seemingly hung by an ever-increasingly stretched thread, MJF decided to hit back.
Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, storyline and reality, the ‘Salt of the Earth’ launched into a tirade that no one was quite prepared for. The star hit out at fans, fellow AEW wrestlers, and demanded he be fired, calling Khan a “f*cking mark” until his mic was cut.
The promo wasn’t mentioned on the rest of the show and clips were missing from all AEW official social media. Furthermore, in the days after the show, MJF was removed from AEW’s roster page, with all of his merchandise being pulled from the promotion’s online store.
It has now been reported by PWInsider that late last week an official edict was handed down from Warner Bros. Discovery demanding that the star be removed from all promotional spots and commercials.
“MJF is currently being edited out of any TBS and TNT spots he appears in with different AEW footage replacing him. We are told that the existing spots with MJF have been officially pulled but it’s possible some may still pop up as they transition to the newer spots.”
The backstage relationship between MJF and Tony Khan had apparently become fractured in recent months as the star publicly teases a move to WWE. Things seemingly came to a head over Double of Nothing weekend as three-time Dynamite Diamond Ring winner no-showed a fan-fest event.
It has been suggested that at least some of MJF’s unhappiness comes from the fact that a number of ex-WWE Superstars within AEW are earning substantially more than him, despite a recent pay increase.