MJF reportedly not happy with AEW contract, leaning towards signing with WWE

It doesn’t seem things have improved between AEW and MJF following AEW President Tony Khan having a heated discussion with him last month. Khan was not happy about MJF doing a high-profile interview without telling AEW PR about it first. It left both men feeling “frustrated.”

Fightful Select reports there’s been no outward frustration from Khan regarding the situation since. MJF is reportedly not happy about his contract situation and the pay scale as of that conversation. The report stated the situation left him soured on many things.

Per the report, MJF publicly talking about potentially going to WWE when his deal expires in 2014 is not in character as it’s something he has considered. There has been at least some progress on his future in AEW there have been open-ended mentions of him possibly getting an extension. However, those in AEW don’t believe that MJF and Khan are as close as they were prior to the heated discussion.

Sean Ross Sapp wrote, “MJF is said to be leaning towards leaving AEW as of now when his deal is up.” Anything can change between now and 2024. It’s unclear whether this is necessarily a renegotiation of his current deal or an extension after the fact. They have not been told he’s 100 percent on leaving the company.

It’s been reported that WWE is very interested in signing him. MJF was recently on the Barstool Rasslin’ podcast and mentioned being unhappy about the ex-WWE guys making more money than him in AEW.