AEW President Tony Khan appeared on In the Kliq to discuss a wide range of topics, including MJF’s contract status and his return.
Earlier this week, MJF announced that it has signed a new deal with AEW for more money, but no more time on his extension to return to television. MJF’s deal expires in January 2024.
“I don’t want to comment on the contractual status. But I’d say it’s great to have MJF back in AEW. I think it’s great for the wrestling fans and it definitely helped us. We have had many appreciation moments. We had great ratings on All Out and they’ve only gotten stronger over the past few weeks and it’s really starting at the right time to go into the Grand Slam at Arthur Ashe Stadium this week. ”
Khan also spoke about the rumors of a possible merger between Warner Brothers Discovery and NBC Universal:
“I absolutely could not speculate about that and I would never speculate about that. I am very happy with what we have now. We’ve got this great Discovery leadership that’s come in and taken over, working with great Warner Brothers management and now we’ve got this really strong company Warner Brothers Discovery which is the largest content creator in the world and they’re presenting AEW bigger than we ever have before shown.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription