MJF on his AEW contract status, possibly going to WWE, praise for AEW star, more

MJF on his AEW contract status, possibly going to WWE, praise for AEW star, more

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MJF says he is now being paid “a stupid absurd amount of money” by AEW, and that he didn’t even have to sign a new contract.

Speaking to Ariel Helwani this week on The MMA Hour, MJF talked about how his last appearance on the show sparked controversy for not being pre-approved by AEW’s PR team.

“Was the PR a little upset that I didn’t work it out with them? Yes. Now PR has absolutely no choice but to salivate at the fact that MJF is leaving his house to do an interview regarding Arthur Ashe? Yes, because things have changed a bit,” he said. “The ball is in my court, friend, that’s what has changed. What does that mean? Let’s talk now. I am one of the biggest ratings not just in AEW, but in all professional wrestling, minute by minute. If you don’t believe me call Brandon Thurston, he’s a great guy, he gives a lot of great information.”

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MJF was asked about not signing a contract extension with AEW and what could be “The Bidding War of 2024” between AEW and WWE when his deal expires. He echoed previous comments about how he will go where the money is.

“I go where the money is, whoever is going to give me the most money is where I go, that could be anywhere. Hell, if there’s a financier who wants to start his own wrestling business and use me as a figurehead, that’s where I go. It’s that simple, all I care about is money,” he said.

MJF was also asked about reports from AEW Double Or Nothing weekend that he had bought a plane ticket from Las Vegas. He commented on the reports and revealed his current status with the company.

“I cannot confirm or deny that there is a plane ticket. What I’m saying is this: I’m a businessman, I do what I need to do to make sure what I need is done. It worked, I’m back, I’m now making a stupid, absurd amount of money and I didn’t have to sign a contract extension,” he said.

When asked what he did while away from AEW this summer, MJF noted that he took a two-week trip to Greece and Italy with his fiance, but spent most of the time at home because he didn’t want wrestling fans saw him. .

“I then went home and I stayed at home,” he said. “I didn’t leave my house because I didn’t” [want] a single, lone wrestling fan to see me in the wild. Do you know why? Because they don’t deserve to see me unless I get paid to be seen. I take what I do very seriously. If you want to see a star, pay to see that star. So I stayed in my house. I went to a gym in my house. I didn’t leave my house. I was determined to make sure that if a wrestling fan wanted to get a taste of MJF, MJF had to get that money, and he did.

MJF noted that while he did watch AEW Dynamite during his absence, he felt the product had “a void” without him. He praised Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley and Brody King.

“I think, and I say this with love and respect, that we have a lot of big stars,” he said. “We’ve got Chris Jericho, we’ve got Jon Moxley, we’ve got Bryan Danielson, damn, another great guy, there’s this guy, very scary, intimidating looking guy, Brody King, I believe his name is, he seems like a top man. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, the show felt like it had a big, fat, giant void and I’m convinced that I was that void and if you look at the numbers now since I’ve been back, it’s very clear I was .”

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