AEW star MJF has been teasing a potential-jump to WWE in 2023 upon his contract expiry in AEW. He recently joined “Barstool Rasslin’s” podcast to talk about if he would want to wrestle the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns if he ever goes to WWE. MJF’s contract with AEW is set to expire in 2024 and the three-time Dynamite Diamond Ring winner had previously made it clear that he’s open to jump ship, provided WWE rolls out more money than AEW President Tony Khan could possibly match.
Tony Khan seemingly has a condition for providing raise for MJF
As it seems, Tony Khan doesn’t have an issue giving MJF a raise. However he has a condition and it seems he is asking MJF to sign for more years in order to get the raise. Meanwhile, MJF doesn’t want to. Will Washington of Fightful.com said that the AEW lockeroom is not on MJF’s side on this situation and if he wants more money he needs to sign on longer.
He noted how MJF recently had one of the top programming with CM Punk. He stated that ‘The Salt of The Earth’ is “still on his original contract.” He added: “MJF came into AEW not really worth this much as certain guys. So of course he is worth a lot more now.”
So Tony Khan doesn’t have an issue giving MJF a raise, however he’s asking MJF to sign for more years to get the raise and MJF doesn’t want to. Will Washington says that the AEW lockeroom is not on MJF’s side on this situation and if he wants more money he needs to sign on longer pic.twitter.com/IfuNDTNNZt
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Previously, speaking about a possible move to WWE, the three-time AEW Dynamite Diamond ring winner stated:
“…And if Vincent Kennedy McMahon is willing to shell out more money than my good friend Tony Khan, then yes, I would go to WWE,” MJF said at the For The Love Of Wrestling convention late last month in Liverpool, England.
MJF will go one-on-one against Wardlow at Double Or Nothing later this month on May 29, 2022, at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.