The tension between MJF and potentially coming over to WWE when his AEW contract expires in 2024 has been the best will they won’t they this side of Ross and Rachel.
MJF agreed to a new contract with AEW earlier this year following his post-Double or Nothing worked shoot promo, though he did not sign an extension with the company.
MJF has been very clear about what his main motivation is in the wrestling business; the paycheck. MJF recently spoke to Sam Roberts on the Not Sam podcast, where he explained that he simply studied professional wrestling, and isn’t even really a fan of the sport.
“I don’t even like wrestling. Here’s the thing. I studied it. I had to in order to be the best. I think through studying it, I grew an appreciation towards professional wrestling, but once I’m done with wrestling, you will never see me again. I am using this sport like a succubus. I am sucking the life out of it, the blood, the money, and then I will be gone. I’ve already booked a huge movie. I am not allowed to announce what it is, but it will be happening and it will be announced soon. The people in Warner Bros. Discovery are crazy high on MJF, coming up with potential ideas for MJF outside of the wrestling sphere. There’s also a podcasting opportunity that has been thrown my way that I am considering.”
MJF then continued on, speaking about two current WWE stars that he is a fan of. He spoke first on his mutual respect with Happy Corbin, saying:
“I love Happy Corbin. I just think it’s mutual respect. Like I said, and I’ve said it in interviews constantly, if you are not watching every product out there available, then you can’t be the best version of yourself and then you won’t make the most amount of money. Corbin is a guy that understands that. So he watched my product. He saw me. I watched his product. I saw him, and we both went. Yep. That guy gets it. It’s just that simple.”
MJF then echoed all our sentiments about the Honorary Uce, Sami Zayn, saying:
“I think Sami Zayn is one of the most entertaining professional wrestlers on the planet and has been for a very long time. He hasn’t always had the platform and the opportunity to show the world that. I feel now that he is getting that platform, it’s becoming more clear than it ever was that he’s next level.”
MJF made his return to AEW at All Out last month after being off television since his now famous worked shoot promo on the Dynamite show after his Double or Nothing defeat to Wardlow.
MJF spoke about missing a meet and greet set for that weekend, claiming that Tony Khan was being a ‘f**king mark’.
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