MJF on Tony Khan and returning to AEW

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MJF on Tony Khan and returning to AEW

MJF talked to Ariel Helwani about Tony Khan and his return to AEW. “I run the show. Tony [Khan] knows where his bread is buttered… Isn’t it interesting how, throughout the summer [the ratings] were kind of a struggle.

And then MJF is back and BOOM… Minute for minute, I’m one of the biggest ratings [draws] in all of professional wrestling… If you want MJF on your show, you have to abide by MJF’s rules. I do what I want to do, when I want to do it, because [AEW] really wants to keep me around… A lot of people think I’m leaning towards one place or the other.

All I’m leaning towards is money. That’s all I live and die by. I go where the money is at. Whoever is going to offer me the most amount of money, that’s where I’m going to do. It’s that simple”.

- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com

MJF speaks about Tony Khan

MJF spoke about the extension of the contract and the situation that existed. “I came back with no contract extension. I love Tony Khan, but I have him by the balls… I cannot confirm or deny there was a plane ticket [on Double or Nothing weekend].

I can confirm I’m back, I’m making a stupid amount of money now, and I didn’t have to sign a contract extension… When I went home, I told Tony to pay up, or daddy doesn’t show up. Fact. I took my fiance to Greece for two weeks.

I went home, and I stayed home… I got a stupid bump in pay. And still, January 2024 [my contract expires]… When Jan. 1, 2024 rolls around, the devil goes to the highest bidder”. (quotes courtesy of PWTorch.com’s Mike McMahon).

Many were surprised by his return to AEW. “Did P.R. get a little upset that I didn’t clear it with them. Yes. Does P.R. now have absolutely no choice but to salivate at the fact that MJF is leaving his house to do an interview in regards to Arthur Ashe.

Yes, because things have changed a little bit. The balls in my court now. I’m one of the biggest ratings…” “What has changed is this. I’ve come back. Tony Khan had no choice but to understand and to deal with the fact that if you want MJF on your show, you got to abide by MJF rules.

It’s that simple. MJF wanted to be on the Ariel Helwani show today, and MJF is on the Ariel Helwani show”. - he said as quoted by pwmania.com